Brad Stevens Praises Marcus Smart For Defusing Jaylen Brown-Marcus Incident


"It's a culture thing you've got to build every single day". Most people would not have blamed him if he went out and hit a nightclub like so many other visiting players do before and after games against the Heat, but Irving obviously felt shooting was a better way to spend his time.

The Celtics begin the second half of the season on Saturday night in Orlando against the Magic (7:05, TV: NBC Sports Boston; radio: WROR-105.7 FM) as a three-game road trip continues. "And if they think it is hard now, what do they think it will be like when we're trying to get to the finals?" It's the best thing I can say is experience.

Brad Stevens' biggest takeaway from the Jaylen Brown-Marcus Morris dustup was... Boston is now 25-16 on the season, good for fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Hayward wound up choosing to go with the first option on the play, which was Jayson Tatum curling to the corner off of a screen by Al Horford. "Heck, I remember those things happening to Rondo and Perk".

"We could pinpoint a lot of turning points", Irving said, via, following Wednesday's 135-108 win over the Pacers.

"As long as we do that and be able to weather some storms, be able to battle some great teams and showcase why we are one of the top teams, (that's important)". "We've got a lot of pieces out there". "We all got called out as players by teammates, and we did our share of calling out teammates when things weren't going right". Boston's starting center filled the stat sheet with a team-best 11 rebounds to go along with 10 points, four assists, a game-high three steals and one blocked shot.