The Celtics are 25-17 this season through 42 games. "That's all we can ask for". The Celtics lost to the Heat by a final score of 115-99. "It's the best thing I can say is experience". And, perhaps surprisingly, it was Smart who broke up the incident, which reportedly stemmed from a play moments before when Brown lollygagged back on defense after missing (yet another) layup.
"Obviously we struggled out of the gate, more offensively than I thought (would happen)", said Stevens. We're lacking it and, because of that, we have a lot of learning to do.
Hayward is feeling better as he returns from a gruesome injury while Brown had trouble getting used to being in a lineup with Hayward and Kyrie Irving. Celtics need to make a big run to make to make up ground on the rest of the Eastern Conference.
However, though you may see Smart get in a confrontation with Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith, Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons or even Sixers swingman Jimmy Butler, he has yet to be seen getting in a scuffle with a teammate. It doesn't matter who you're going against.
The schedule works in their favor to begin the second half. After catching the pass, Tatum took one dribble toward the baseline and fired up a step-back jumper from 21 feet away over a great contest by Birch.
"I think he would have liked for me to pass it to Al and have him cut off of it", Hayward said.
And Pierce, a ten-time NBA All-Star, reckons Irving will put pen to paper on a new deal. We're just building how to be a veteran championship ballclub. These are things I don't think some of my team-mates have faced just every single day.
It is unknown whether Morris will face discipline from the team for the shove, but players are scheduled to meet with reporters on Saturday before their game in Orlando. "For us to go through what we've been going through, it' something we needed and brought us back to reality".