After the game, Kyrie spoke to reporters and apologized to the fan for making contact with him ... and letting his emotions get the best of him.
"East coast basketball at its finest," Irving said. "People just yelling random s*** from the crowd. They wanted a reaction, they got one."
"I think I tapped the wrong person, so I apologize to the random guy that I tapped. He looked at me with a big surprise on his face. Somebody said something. I was just fed up with our performance."
Kyrie Irving discusses his interaction with a fan at halftime, and apologizes:
"People just yelling random s--t from the crowd. They wanted a reaction, they got one. I think I tapped the wrong person...Somebody said something. I was just fed up with our performance" pic.twitter.com/mKptadgzj8
Of course, this isn't the first time Irving got into with a fan. Earlier this year, Irving was fined $25,000 by the NBA for using the word "motherf***er" while responding to a fan giving him a hard time.
Even though Kyrie was upset with the wrong guy, the back-and-forth seemed to motivate him and his teammates in the second half ... 'cause the Nets erased a 21-point deficit, with KD and Ky leading the way, winning the game 110-98.