Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
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Kyrie Irving expressed his excitement for the Brooklyn Nets’ tough schedule in the next four NBA games.

The Nets will face the Philadelphia 76ers twice and will also clash with the Milwaukee Bucks (first in the East) and the LA Lakers (first in the West).

“I love it. As a competitor, you want to have these tests… It’s really about making your mark and setting the standards you want heading into All-Star break.

I look that far ahead as games we’ve got to get,” Irving said, per Michael Scotto of Bleacher Report.

Brooklyn has lost eight of its last 10 games and now is eighth in the Eastern Conference, at 18-21.

Irving returned to action on Sunday (12/01) and has been averaging 26.5 points (21 and 32, respectively) in the last two games.