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Kyrie Irving called LeBron James, apologized prior to Wednesday's game

Kyrie Irving called LeBron James, apologized prior to Wednesday's game

Kyrie Irving reached his lowest point of the season last Saturday night in Orlando.  The Celtics dropped a 105-103 loss against the Magic and Jayson Tatum missed a potential game-tying shot before the buzzer, however, what stood out most from Saturday was Irving’s behavior on and off the court. From the moment Gordon Hayward’s inbound pass reached Tatum’s hands, Irving threw his arms in the air in disapproval before Tatum got his shot off and watched the ball bounce off…

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Jaylen Brown may have taken a shot at Kyrie Irving following Monday night's loss

Jaylen Brown may have taken a shot at Kyrie Irving following Monday night's loss

BROOKLYN — Kyrie Irving’s criticism of his team following the Celtics’ loss to the Magic Saturday struck a cord with one of his teammates.  Although he plans on never questioning his team ever again, Irving’s comments certainly resonated with Jaylen Brown, who alluded to what Irving had to say when he spoke to the media Monday night following a 109-102 loss to the Nets. After what was the Celtics’ third consecutive loss, Brown was asked about what was said in…

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Nets Kyrie Irving chants show has far Celtics have fallen

Nets Kyrie Irving chants show has far Celtics have fallen

The Nets beat the Celtics Monday for the first time since January 2016. But the fans at the Barclays Center may have delivered the most jarring moment of the evening for Green Team Nation. Early in the fourth quarter of Brooklyn’s 109-102 victory, which was only that close thanks to a late-game Boston flurry, Nets fans started chanting “Kyrie’s leaving!” It was a stark reminder that the Celtics, who have spent the last three seasons monitoring the Nets’ draft positioning, can…

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Brad Stevens sits key players in loss vs Nets

Brad Stevens sits key players in loss vs Nets

BROOKLYN – When the news of Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart broke Monday morning, Brad Stevens knew he was going to have a thin back court heading into the Celtics’ matchup against the Nets. However, what he couldn’t foresee was essentially missing half of his rotation. There were guys that were expected to come up big against the Nets, but instead they all individually put up duds throughout the first three quarters and were benched for the rest of night,…

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Kyrie Irving vows to 'Never question my teammates in public like that ever again'

Kyrie Irving vows to 'Never question my teammates in public like that ever again'

BROOKLYN – When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from Cleveland in 2017, he was sent to Boston – a place that most people considered was an ideal situation for him.  It not only gave him an opportunity to lead a team while being the focal point of the offense, but it was also a chance to mentor talented young up-and-coming players while competing for a title. As a player with a championship pedigree, who knows what it’s like to play for a team…

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Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart ruled out vs Nets

Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart ruled out vs Nets

BROOKLYN – The Celtics will be thin in their back court when they take on the Nets Monday night in Brooklyn.  Coming off back-to-back losses in Miami and Orlando, Boston will look to grab its first and last win of its three-game road trip and will have to do it without Kyrie Irving (right quad) and Marcus Smart (illness). Irving, who said he suffered a right quad injury against the Magic Saturday night, is hopeful he will only miss one game and…

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Kyrie Irving yells at Gordon Hayward after potential game-winning play

Kyrie Irving yells at Gordon Hayward after potential game-winning play

ORLANDO – Kyrie Irving wanted to have the final say in regulation of Saturday’s game against the Magic. With the game on the line, he couldn’t hide his emotions after Gordon Hayward made an inbound pass to Jayson Tatum for a game-tying fade away jump shot that bounced off the back of the rim as time expired. Instead, the Celtics All-Star point guard would have preferred a pass to Al Horford at the top of the arc – which would have led to…

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Boston Celtics: How many team meetings do you have to have?

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Boston Celtics: How many team meetings do you have to have?

Fresh off a four-game win streak, the Boston Celtics laid an egg Thursday night, losing to the Miami Heat 115-99. Even worse, the Celtics had more drama, as Marcus Morris was seen pushing Jaylen Brown during a timeout.  It’s been no secret that the Celtics haven’t been without their fair share of drama this season, and to say it’s been unexpected would be an understatement.  Stephen A. Smith voiced his displeasure with the team on Friday’s First Take.  “The biggest…

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Charles Barkley believes Boston Celtics need to make a trade, because Jaylen Brown and others aren't meshing

Charles Barkley believes Boston Celtics need to make a trade, because Jaylen Brown and others aren't meshing

Charles Barkley believes it’s time for the Celtics to make a trade. The NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst broke down what has ailed the team during halftime of Thursday’s 115-99 loss in Miami that saw Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown briefly scuffle on the bench. “They’re not going to win the way they’re currently constructed,” Barkley said, per Boston.com. “I don’t know what type of team they are. I really don’t. I don’t think they know who their…

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Kyrie Irving had a postgame workout following Thursday's loss

Kyrie Irving had a postgame workout following Thursday's loss

MIAMI – Kyrie Irving couldn’t shake off the frustration of Thursday night’s loss against the Heat minutes after the final buzzer. It bothered him so much that he figured the best thing for him to do was to get some shots up in an effort to lessen the pain of dropping a 16-point loss against the Heat. Irving doesn’t always do this immediately after losing a game, but the All-Star guard felt compelled to do so in order to shake off the…

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