Kyrie Irving responds to Marcus Morris’ recent comments on Celtics’ struggles
After the Boston Celtics suffered recent back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers, Celtics forward Marcus Morris came out and ripped the team, saying that they were simply not having fun. Boston then responded with a huge road win over the Philadelphia 76ers sans Kyrie Irving and then proceeded to thump the Detroit Pistons at home the very next night before heading into the All-Star break.
Irving also sat for the Pistons game, resting a strained knee which he sustained during the first half of the Celtics’ loss to the Clippers.
When asked about Morris’ comments, Irving said that there was some truth behind them:
“There was some truth into [Morris’ comments],” said Irving, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston. “We obviously understand we have a lot of talent in our locker room. So, it’s been a lot to manage. We’ve come out pretty successful. Obviously, not as successful as we would like to be.”
The Celtics have had a strange season, to say the least.
They currently own a record of 37-21, which is very good. They have also gone 7-3 against the Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers, so they have done very well against their top competition in the Eastern Conference. They have also swept the Oklahoma City Thunder. That’s impressive, too.
However, Boston has a lot of puzzling losses on their resume, including a pair of defeats to the Orlando Magic in which the C’s put forth very lackluster efforts.
Still, the Celtics have gone 27-11 over their last 38 games and own the best net rating in the league over that span, so maybe it’s time we pump the brakes on the “concern” about Boston.