Rounding up reactions from Game 4 win
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 09, 2019,
May 09, 2019, 0:30
March 9, after the Celtics won their third straight game during their California road trip: "The stuff that happens in the regular season, people barely remember it". He set the tone for them, I think when he came in, they were playing harder and they were moving the ball. Irving has not shot better than 25% from three since Game 1 and his inefficiency on offense has had a backbreaking effect. I don't love big numbers in National Basketball Association playoff games, but the Celtics haven't given me much reason to get behind them.
"I'm a basketball player", Irving told reporters after Milwaukee beat Boston in Game 4 on Tuesday night at TD Garden. "You know, seeing two or three bodies, sometimes four, still kicking out and trying to make the right plays, just continue to do so". "It's not bench versus bench or bench versus starters, whatever you want to call it". Pierce was convinced that his Celtics were going to destroy the Bucks and that Giannis Antetokoumpo and company wouldn't be able to bounce back.
Down 1-3 in their second-round playoff series, the Celtics are now on the brink of elimination, with more than just their postseason hopes on the line. And between a max contract, a lavish lifestyle and a real opportunity to win, their potential offer might be one of the better ones Irving receives on the open market. "We'll have to bring that fight to them on Wednesday".
In the past three games - all Celtics losses - Irving has shot a combined 19 for 62 from the field (30.6 percent) and 4 for 20 from behind the arc (20 percent). They had 27 points with a little over nine minutes to play in the second.
The Milwaukee Bucks will advance to their first conference finals since 2000-01 with a victory.
"It's unwavering", he said, when asked where his confidence level in the Celtics stands at this point. Instead, because the bench was building the Bucks' lead, he sat them for longer.
The Celtics could get a key player back in guard Marcus Smart, who participated in practice Sunday. The Knicks remain hopeful they can pair two elite stars with their promising young core, but they haven't been given any assurances from anyone, including Irving, according to sources close to the Knicks.
"It's exciting", Kyrie Irving said of the possibility of Smart returning.