Boston Celtics

Kyrie Irving passes the ball for the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 24,2018 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving is catching fire at the right time.

With a busy stretch run approaching for the Celtics, Irving (along with the rest of the team) has brought his game to another level coming out of the All-Star break. He scored 34 points in just 25 minutes in the Celtics’ 134-106 blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

“I’m just dialed in,” Irving told NBC Sports Boston’s Abby Chin after the game. “This is the time of the year you look forward to. You start really perfecting your craft at an ultimate high. And the mentality is still the same, but the mental approach is a little bit different because you know what you’re gearing up for. I just try to communicate that with the guys, and they’re doing a great job responding.”

Kyrie Irving passes the ball for the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 24,2018 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving passes the ball for the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 24,2018 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Irving has averaged 27 points in just 28.3 minutes per game during the Celtics’ four-game win streak post-All-Star break. He’s shot 58.2 percent from the field in that span.

More importantly, the Celtics as a team have fed off Irving and caught fire offensively. They shot an incredible 62.1 percent as a squad (54-for-87) against the Hornets on Wednesday night. That upped their team field goal percentage to 50.1 percent (176-for-351) over the course of their win streak.

The competition gets tougher this week, with a big road tilt against the Houston Rockets coming up on Saturday. But for now, the C’s are shooting the lights out, and it all starts with Kyrie.

— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at matthew.dolloff@bbgi.com.