Kyrie Irving

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving shoots over Indiana Pacers guard Wesley Matthews and forward Thaddeus Young
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Nick Friar
April 17, 2019 - 11:07 pm
Jayson Tatum may have hit the decisive three-pointer and thrown down on Bojan Bogdanovic in the final minute of the fourth quarter, but there’s no question the Celtics walked out of Game 2 with a win because of Kyrie Irving. From start to finish, he was on another level offensively. In the first...
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Josue Pavon
April 17, 2019 - 9:45 pm
The Celtics now have a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 series after topping the Pacers, 99-91, Wednesday night at TD Garden. (For a complete recap, click here.) After trailing the Pacers throughout the entire third quarter, the Celtics chipped away at a 10-point deficit in the final frame before...
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Rob Bradford
April 17, 2019 - 11:52 am
The postseason is a powerful thing. It can make even the smartest people irrational. It can make the most irrational people seem smart. And can absolutely alter a lifetime of perception in a mere matter of weeks, days or even minutes. Welcome to this world Kyrie Irving. Words are easy this time of...
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Josue Pavon
April 15, 2019 - 9:26 am
Game 1 between the Celtics and Pacers was a physical matchup from start to finish. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, along with Pacers head coach Nate McMillan, expected to see the same level of physicality that we saw between the two teams in their final two regular season matchups but in the final...
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Josue Pavon
April 14, 2019 - 8:48 pm
Kyrie Irving had plenty of reasons to smile after Game 1 of the Celtics' best-of-7 series against the Pacers. For starters, the All-Star point guard played in his first playoff game in two years, first as a member of the Celtics. Another reason? Well, taking a 1-0 lead is the obvious one, Boston...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and Indiana Pacers guard Wesley Matthews
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Nick Friar
April 14, 2019 - 5:34 pm
Had Brad Stevens not pulled the Celtics impact players in the closing minutes of Game 1 the Pacers might have set a new record for fewest points scored in the second half of an NBA playoff game. The Pacers mustered up 29, so the Utah Jazz still hold the record with 23 second-half points in Game 3...
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Marcus Morris
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WEEI
April 14, 2019 - 3:39 pm
It certainly wasn't the prettiest game, but the Celtics pulled away from the Pacers in the third quarter and cruised to an 84-74 win Sunday afternoon at TD Garden to take a 1-0 series lead. Marcus Morris had 20 points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Kyrie Irving also had 20 points to go...
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Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart
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WEEI
April 13, 2019 - 6:52 pm
By Mateo Aycardi The Celtics are back in the playoffs with an incredible opportunity in front of them. While each member of this team has taken a step forward in their quest to become a better player, there are still several attributes to be worked on in order to be the best that they can be. While...
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Josue Pavon
April 10, 2019 - 3:35 pm
Celtics All-Star Kyrie Irving finally gets it. For a player who has criticized the media and how he was portrayed throughout a trying regular season for the Celtics that concluded less than 24 hours ago, Irving was forthright about the mistakes he made this year. He spoke to reporters Wednesday...
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Nick Friar
April 10, 2019 - 12:41 pm
Kyrie Irving and the Celtics finally got their wish: it’s time for the NBA Playoffs. The talk about “being better” is over. No more concerns about everyone getting theirs. It’s time to flip the switch and win. The real Celtics are here, right? Whether or not that’s the case, the team is faced with...
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