Kyrie Irving Clarifies Comment About Celtics Adding Seasoned Veteran

Lynette Rowe
November 17, 2018

In eight October games, LaVine compiled averages of 28.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest on 51 percent shooting overall and 38 percent from downtown. The Celtics, who were the preseason favorite to win the Eastern Conference, are just 7-6 on the season and averaging only 105.2 points per game.

"Sometimes it gets frustrating, but for me, I've played in the league long enough to know you just have to put in the work in practice and shoot with confidence, shoot your way out of it", Hayward said. Smart, the fifth-year Celtics guard, told NBC Sports Boston he addressed the team about its up-and-down play after the Celtics' 100-94 loss to the Trail Blazers last weekend.

A solid effort against the Raptors would be a sign of progress as the Celtics head towards the one-quarter pole of the season.

Up next, the Celtics host the Chicago Bulls (4-10) tonight. "I said it before the season, it's whatever to me".

Up 16 at the half after a 32-11 second quarter, the Celtics used an 11-2 start to the second half to build a 25-point lead. And for the Boston Celtics, that's a problem.

The Boston Celtics appear to be in need of an offensive spark, and Gordon Hayward says he is willing to change his role going forward if that will help provide it.

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"One of the toughest things to do in this league is to come off a road trip, good or bad, and play well in front of the home fans", Irving said.

And when the young Bulls gave the Celtics even more space at the start of the third quarter, the C's responded with an 11-0 burst that started on a Horford three, continued through a Brown dunk, another Horford three, and Tatum's third 3-pointer of the night for a 62-37 lead.

"It's a player's dream to be done with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter, " said Irving.

"We haven't focused on, "Let's do this for the homestand", he said. Fred needs to adjust the team's gameplan throughout the duration of the game night in and night out.

After leading the National Basketball Association by allowing 96.2 points per game in October, Boston has yielded an average of 110.3 points and allowed at least 100 in all six November games. Morris came off the bench in the first 13 games and is fourth on the team in scoring at 11.8 points per game. And, rightfully so as competitors, they take it as a disrespect to them, they want to go out and prove what they can do, so we're going to get everybody's best game. "We've got to have more energy".

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