You can say a lot of things about Kyrie Irving, but a fool he is not.

Irving had the opportunity to add to his career collection of clutch shots Thursday night, but the Boston Celtics point guard couldn’t get it to go. Irving received quite a bit of contact as he drove to the basket and the floated the potential game-winner, but the officials kept the whistles in their pockets, the ball rimmed out and the Milwaukee Bucks earned a 98-97 win at Fiserv Forum.

The six-time All-Star was asked after the game whether he felt he was fouled on the game’s final play, but he wisely didn’t bite.

“Nah,” Irving said, as captured by MassLive. “I love my money.”

Smart man.

While it was pretty clear during live action that Irving was fouled, the NBA’s Last Two Minute report issued Friday confirmed as much. That said, it looks like Irving should have been nabbed for an infraction himself even before his drive to the basket.

Boston will try to get back in the win column Saturday night when it visits the Chicago Bulls.

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