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Kyrie Irving's absurd move went viral in the Mavs-Celtics game

On Thursday night, Kyrie Irving and the Dallas Mavericks lost the first game of the NBA Finals (in Boston) against the Celtics 107-89.

One of the reasons for their defeat was Irving's difficulties.

The 2016 NBA champion scored 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes of playing time, making 6 of 19 field goals and 0 of 5 three-pointers.

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (not pictured) blocks the shot of Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the third quarter of Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (not pictured) blocks the shot of Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the third quarter of Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the slow game, Irving had a great To mark which received many views on social media.

About the NBA: โ€œKyrie with the Hesitation Move on the baseline ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จโ€

Even though Irving's rough night contributed significantly to the Mavs' loss, there is no need to worry.

Irving is playing against his former team, so he may have simply needed some time to adjust to the hostile environment (the team also had almost a week off).

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

June 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) reacts in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

For Irving, this is his second season playing for Dallas and his fourth appearance in the NBA Finals.

He finished the regular season averaging 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 49.7% from the field and 41.1% from three-point range in 58 games.

The Celtics were led by All-Star Jaylen Brown, who finished the win with 22 points, six rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks while shooting 7/12 from the field and 2/6 from three-point range.

Game 2 of the series will take place on Sunday evening (also in Boston).