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Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics are nearly at 'rock bottom'

29 November, 2018, 06:32 | Author: Delia Walker
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On opening night on October 16, Boston defeated Philadelphia 105-87 behind 23 points and nine rebounds from Tatum.

As much as Kyrie Irving had the most impressive stat-line in the Boston Celtics' 124-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, Marcus Smart's presence in the starting lineup was a topic of discussion in the Celtics' locker room after the game. Times like this, guys and teams tend to point the finger at one another and go their own way ... but this is a tight-knit group and we care for each and every one in that locker room.

The Pelicans just got swept on a three-game East Coast trip, losing at Philadelphia on Wednesday, at NY on Friday and at Washington on Saturday. "If we lose, it's on me".

The momentum from that game seems to have carried over in both directions as those teams prepare to meet again Wednesday night in New Orleans. "And when he's playing with me, we play pretty well together". "That's the team we know", Boston guard Marcus Smart said. It was an all-around effort with Horford (20 points), Tatum (20 points) and Morris (19 points, 11 rebounds) all enjoying big nights. "That's the team we know and the way we played in the past".

"You can't listen to what somebody else is saying, all the white noise, 'AD's going here, AD's going here, ' - AD's playing for the Pelicans this year. the rest will take care of itself", he said. "We worry about winning games and putting everybody in the best situation to win games".

"It started with turnovers, but we gave up too many uncontested 3s", Gentry said.




New Orleans trailed almost the entire game, falling behind early because of eight first-quarter turnovers that led to 11 Celtics points. With LeBron James also represented by them, many connected the dots for a potential Lakers move and Sheridan brought that point up as well.

Kyrie Irving swished a straightaway three-pointer with just under four minutes remaining, giving Boston a 110-100 lead.

Rozier's layup capped the burst and made it 80-60 midway through the third quarter.

The Pelicans are 10-11 and coming off a loss to the very Celtics that Davis is rumored to be potentially joining. 'To get something you have to give something and Anthony Davis is going to require the biggest package of players in National Basketball Association history. But Ainge insists he is willing to stick with Boston's current roster to see if they can get out of their current sticky patch.

Boston's lead ballooned to as many as 20 points in the second quarter.

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