Celtics

Celtics

A word to NBA defenders: Guard Kyrie Irving at your own peril.

The Boston Celtics point guard added Ricky Rubio to his long list of victims Saturday night against the Utah Jazz at TD Garden.

Late in the second quarter, Irving sent Rubio to the floor with a nasty behind-the-back crossover before nailing a 3-pointer to complete the sequence.

Rubio did appear to trip over Al Horford's foot, but that didn't make Kyrie's move any less ruthless.

Here's another angle:

Irving poured in 12 points in the first half alone on 5-of-10 shooting.