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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Credits Team Meeting for Spark

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The Boston Celtics have been on the upswing of late and Celtics’ guard Kyrie Irving is crediting a recent team meeting, following a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, as the catalyst for the turnaround.

The loss to Milwaukee back on December 21st was the Celtics’ 3rd in a row and dropped their record to 18-13 on the season.

“We could pinpoint a lot of turning points,” Irving said, according to Jay King of The Athletic.

“We just want to build that chemistry first. Just getting with one another (after the Bucks loss), really put everything out there and then move on from that point. At that point, playing against Milwaukee, we weren’t at rock bottom, but we needed to address some shit in this locker room. It’s just good to get stuff out in the air.”

Irving believes in this team’s chances this season, despite the early struggles.

“We’re not on a good team, we’re on a great one,” Irving said. “We have the talent to be great.”

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Celtics’ Aron Baynes Out 4-6 Weeks After Surgery

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The Boston Celtics will be without center Aron Baynes for the next four-to-six weeks after Baynes underwent surgery on his broken hand, according to the Celtics’ official Twitter page.

Baynes broke his hand during the Celtics’ recent loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Baynes has posted 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for Boston this season.

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Celtics Targeting Pelicans’ Anthony Davis

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The Boston Celtics are, and have been, targeting New Orleans Pelicans’ superstar forward Anthony Davis, and if the Pelicans do indeed shop him we can expect the Celtics to be major players.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have had an interest in Davis for a long time:

“Boston has been hawking Anthony Davis for years. They always hoped that it would be—whether it’s the end of this season or the beginning of next before the trade deadline—that they would gather up all those assets, all those picks Danny Ainge has, young players, and they’d be the team to be able to get Anthony Davis.”

“But now you have L.A., and if they get shut out in free agency, they’re going to have to take all their young players to try to use them to get Anthony Davis.”

Davis is averaging 28 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.8 blocks per game for the Pelicans this season.

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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Expects to Come off the Bench

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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown may be returning to action later this week after missing three straight games due to a tailbone injury, but he expects to come off the bench when he finally does return to the court.

“I believe in my ability,” Brown said, according to MassLive’s Tom Westerholm. “Coaching staff believes in my ability. If coming off bench makes sense – people make it a bigger deal than it really is. At end of the day it’s basketball. (Gordon) Hayward came off the bench & had 30 points. It’s a mindset. It’s a choice.”

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