Celtics Shed Light On ‘Much-Needed’ Team Discussion After Third Straight Loss

Celtics Shed Light On ‘Much-Needed’ Team Discussion After Third Straight Loss

"That's none of y'all business, honestly", Kyrie Irving said when initially asked to describe what happened behind closed doors. "So we got to talk and today was the time we chose to talk and I'll keep the confinements of what we talked about between us". The last three games I don't think we played as hard as we did the previous eight when we were winning. "This is an intense schedule all the way through All-Star break starting tonight, and I think that, ultimately, we want as many guys feeling good as possible".

Baynes did not speak to reporters after the 111-103 loss to the Suns. We're asking them to do a lot more than what we've asked in the past, including myself - I'm asking myself to do a lot more on both ends of the floor.

Boston is now without Aron Baynes (hand surgery), Al Horford (sore left knee) and Marcus Morris (sore right knee), leaving their frontcourt depleted of three experienced leaders. But we got to do better.

Irving finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists in 39 minutes of action against Milwaukee, but converted just 7-of-20 from the field for his 12th outing of the season with 20 or more shot attempts. "And we're going to do that". "That's an important thing - being consistent with that and patient with them". We're asking them to do a lot more than what we've asked in the past, including myself.

Nothing seemed too abnormal when the Celtics locker room finally opened Friday night. So that's an everyday thing. I don't mean just the five guys out there.

"We just got to play harder", Tatum said.

There were already questions about the veracity of Boston's win streak, given all eight wins came against teams that are below.500 - and several came against some of the league's worst opponents.

"I don't know any updates on timelines or anything like that", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. One discussion isn't going to suddenly make everything copacetic - as Brown noted, the team might need "a few more" - though openly acknowledging shortcomings should, in theory, only help.

"But we are going to be all right".

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