Kyrie Irving talked about what it’s like to play while fasting during Ramadan after the Brooklyn Nets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the play-in round
The Brooklyn Nets took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA’s play-in round on Tuesday night, with the winner getting the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed.
For a chance to capture the No. 8 seed in the playoffs, the team that does not win will face the winner of the Atlanta Hawks/Charlotte Hornets game.
Kyrie Irving’s 34 points and 12 assists led the Nets to a 115-108 victory over the Cavaliers.
During his postgame interview, Irving discussed what it’s like to play while fasting during Ramadan
Kyrie explains being able to play at a high level while fasting during the month of Ramadan pic.twitter.com/wF54hhSeVn
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Kyrie Irving talks about how he can stay at a high level of performance while fasting during Ramadan
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and it is a month of prayer, fasting, meditation, and spending time with family and friends. Fasting for Ramadan means not eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset.
Ramadan is observed in the United States from Saturday, April 2 to Sunday, May 1.
During Tuesday night’s game, Irving was nearly flawless in his shot attempts. In fact, before missing a shot in the fourth quarter, the guard was a perfect 12-for-12 from the field. Irving shot 12-for-15 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range.
The Nets will face the Boston Celtics in a best-of-seven series in the first round of the NBA Playoffs now that they have clinched the #7 seed. Game 1 takes place at the TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, April 17 at 3:30 p.m. ET.