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SportNBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving says Celtics finally settling into who they want to be

00:40  21 april  2019
00:40  21 april  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win over Pacers

NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win over Pacers Boston managed to pull out an 84-74 win over the Pacers on Sunday at TD Garden in Game 1 of their opening-round playoff series. Irving, the Celtics star, discussed the victory with reporters after the game. “They have incredible defenders on their team,” Irving said. “They use their length very well. They control the paint. We just have to do the right things. Getting all those jitters out for the first game, I’m always happy just to get the feel-out game out of the way. Now you can really see where you can improve.

Three games into their first-round playoff series, it’s still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake “We’ve come a long way,” All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said . Now that the stakes are higher, we ’ re settling into who we want to be .”

Kyrie Andrew Irving (/ˈkaɪri/; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ( NBA ).

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It took the Celtics a full 82-game season and three more in the first round of the playoffs, but Boston may finally be playing exactly how everyone thought they would before the season.

“Now that the stakes are at their highest, the pressure or whatever you want to call it, I feel like we’re settling into who we really want to be,” Kyrie Irving told reporters after Boston's 104-96 Game 3 win over the Pacers on Friday.

The Celtics were one of the biggest conundrums in the NBA this season. One year after winning 55 games, earning a No. 2 seed in the East and coming within one game of a trip to the NBA finals without Irving or Gordon Hayward, the Celtics won 49 games in 2018-19 at nearly full health while finishing fourth in the conference.

NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving — There's 'nothing like' delivering for the Celtics in the postseason

NBA playoffs 2019: Kyrie Irving — There's 'nothing like' delivering for the Celtics in the postseason Having been made to wait for his playoff debut with the Celtics, Kyrie Irving is enjoying the series against the Pacers.

Kyrie Irving says Boston Celtics 'have come a long way' after Game 3 win over Indiana Pacers. Saturday 20 April 2019 11:04, UK. Now that the stakes are higher, we ' re settling into who we want to be . And that's just an overall great team with everyone ready to play .

Star guard Kyrie Irving said Wednesday that a team meeting held after a Dec. "We just want to build that chemistry first. Just getting with one another, really put everything out there and then move on from The Celtics had 32 assists last night and put together their highest scoring game this season.

They did all of that while looking disjointed and uncomfortable and playing remarkably inconsistently. Boston had an eight-game winning streak during the year but other than that it won five games in a row just one other time while tallying five three-game losing streaks and two of four games as well.

Boston went through one stint in November where it lost eight of 11 games and fell to 10-10 on the season. And again, all of this happened when the team was virtually at full health. It was bizarre.

But now the Celtics have started their first-round series up 3-0 on Indiana and find themselves one win away from the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

And all Irving feels like the Celtics need to do to continue their success is keep doing what they're already doing.

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Now that the stakes are higher, we ’ re settling into who we want to be .” Boston Celtics ' Kyrie Irving likes the start to the series.Source:AP. The Celtics turned Game 1 by limiting Indiana to The 2019 NBA Playoffs will be live and on demand on Kayo Sports for just per month for two devices

Injuries prevented Kyrie Irving from making his Celtics playoff debut last year, and Game 1 against the And finally getting a chance to lace them up for the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs ? And then Kyrie was special," Stevens added. The Celtics needed him to be special -- and, even as he

“As long as we’re locked in and communicative at both ends of the floor, having some fun, playing hard,” Irving said, “we’ll be OK.”

Game 4 will tip off Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in Indiana.

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