A recent stat has emerged that shows the Brooklyn Nets without Kyrie Irving are actually one of the best teams in the NBA.

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the New York Knicks at the Barclays Center on Wednesday night. The Nets have been in the centre of controversy for a number of weeks following the Kyrie Irving anti-Semitism row that has seen him suspended for five games without pay, as well as the recent sacking of head coach Steve Nash – and a 116-85 win did them the world of good.

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It was a spirited performance by the Nets under their new head coach Jacques Vaughn. The Nets looked threatening going forward, with Kevin Durant continuing his hot streak of form this season – but most importantly, they looked better defensively to continue a trend that has seen the Nets improve on their defense in the last few games as compared to earlier this season.

The Nets defended hard and were threatening in offense as they secured a win by more than 30 points for the first time this season, and recorded their first win under Vaughn. However, their form saw an upturn even before Vaughn took charge, as the Nets won three of their last four games – and a recent stat suggests that it may have to do with the absence of Kyrie Irving.

In fact, the stat even goes to suggest that the Brooklyn Nets without Kyrie Irving are one of the best teams in the NBA.

What is the Kyrie Irving stat in discussion all about?

The stat in discussion shows the Brooklyn Nets’ form with and without Kyrie Irving this season.

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The stat that has since gone viral following the Nets’ latest win simply shows the Nets’ form with and without Kyrie Irving this season. The difference is clear – while the Nets have won only two of eight games with Irving in the side, they have won three out of four with him unavailable.

The stat also shows that the offense and especially the defense has got a major boost with Irving out of the side – providing good reading for Nets fans as they look to go on a streak of wins.

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