NBA wrap: Celtics back to ‘having fun’ again after fourth win in a row | NBA




The Celtics are again to having enjoyable once more after a 128-100 win over the Knicks. The victory was their fourth in a row.

Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 22 factors and spoke after the sport in regards to the motive for Boston’s current success.

“I believe the vital factor to take (off) our shoulders early on was simply how a lot of the enjoyable we weren’t having. It simply wasn’t enjoyable,” Irving mentioned, through MassLive.com. “I do know sure guys would in all probability be fearful to speak about it, however it goes on in each NBA locker room.”

Boston has received 5 of its final six video games and matched a season-high by shifting to 4 video games over .500 at 14-10. Irving mentioned the Celtics have heard the criticism in regards to the group’s gradual begin from across the NBA.

“I nonetheless keep in mind sure gamers on different groups asking us what was occurring with us once we had been 10-10,” Irving mentioned.

The Celtics have victories over the Timberwolves and Pelicans throughout their profitable streak and have an opportunity to essentially go on a run with three of their subsequent 4 video games in opposition to groups on the backside of the Japanese Convention.

So over the following few video games, Boston has a whole lot of probabilities to have extra enjoyable, which is strictly what Irving needs his group to do.

“We must always have enjoyable kicking individuals’s a—. We must always,” Irving instructed reporters. “We actually ought to.”

Studs of the Night time

Celtics wing Jaylen Brown made his first look of the yr off the bench and promptly scored 21 factors on 7-of-10 taking pictures.

Duds of the Night time

Suns guard Jamal Crawford went Zero-of-7 taking pictures, Zero for Three from Three-point vary and the group was minus-25 with him on the courtroom in a 108-86 loss to the Path Blazers.

Spotlight

Donovan Mitchell seemingly does one thing particular for the Jazz each single evening. Thursday was no exception.

What’s Subsequent

Warriors (17-9) at Bucks (16-7) 9:30 p.m. ET — The Bucks demolished the Warriors the final time these two groups performed. Stephen Curry received damage in that sport, which set off a series response placing the Warriors into the roughest stretch of Steve Kerr’s teaching profession (by his personal admission). However Curry is again from harm and looking out like an MVP once more. The issue is, so is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nicely, it is an issue for the Warriors, not for individuals who like attention-grabbing basketball.




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