NBA news: Did you see Kyrie Irving’s amazing assist for Celtics against the Bulls – WATCH

The Celtics ace – who has averaged 21 points per game this season – was influential once again against the Bulls.

And his assist for Jaylen Brown’s basket was something that got the fans excited,

On the edge of his own ‘D’, Irving elected to punch the ball into Brown’s path.

Brown was then left unmarked and he produced a dramatic slam dunk and Celtics were 51-35 ahead at half-time.

Before the game, Irving suggested that Celtics – who hold a 7-6 record – have benefitted from their slower start to the season.

“We’re not as good as we think we are. I said it at the beginning of the season,” Irving said.

“The excitement is done. It’s real basketball now, so it’s not just about the potential of the team or where we’ll be at the end of the season.

“It’s right now and taking care of what presently is in front of us.

“We have challenges. We have barriers to get over as a team and individually.

“I’m going to be the most patient out of everyone.

“I’m not going to get too frazzled, too high or too low or stuff like that.

“It’s a long season. I just understand that for us to be special we just have to get through some challenges.”

Irving also admitted it would be nice if Celtics signed Houston Rockets star Carmelo Anthony.

“Right now I think it would be nice if we had someone that was a 15-year vet, a 14-year vet that could kind of help us race along the regular season and understand it’s a long marathon rather than just a full-on sprint, when you want to play, when you want to do what you want to do.

“It’s all about attitude and effort.

“That’s all it is.”