These are things I don't think some of my teammates have faced of just every single day.
"When you win, you want to taste it again".
"But until then, we're going to keep having these ups and downs and these lulls of going against teams on the road, and they just know they can take advantage of us down the stretch or when this group is or that group is out". "I think most of that is probably from a lack of confidence in going to the basket and challenging bigs - especially at the beginning of the year", Hayward said. So the opponents I'm playing against, I have our team film and I have my individual film that I watch, and I'm just studying guys so when I go out in the game it's not anything that I'm confused on. "And now I've got to adjust my game to this guy?"
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Uncle Drew emphasised on the fact that performing in clutch situations defines you as players and as a team, and the Celtics had failed to achieve that this season. "Being on a championship-ball club, you can't get away with that". "He knows what it takes to win a championship, and most of us don't". It appears we've hit that point, because Irving said that going forward, he won't be using the media to call out his teammates.
Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge isn't losing his head over the shove seen around the world of NBA Twitter, and between Celtics teammates Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris, on Thursday night.
Irving was in a better mood after scoring 27 points to lead Boston past the Toronto Raptors, 117-108, on Wednesday night. "Sometimes I may come off and say things, never to question my teammates like that in public ever again; I just want to win so bad".
"I was on the oldest team in the league, guys were on, I don't want to say their last legs, but it's all or nothing".