Everyone was high on the Celtics coming into the season. The Celtics host Cleveland on Friday night.
Anthony Davis had just trimmed New Orleans' deficit to a seemingly surmountable seven points when Boston's Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum combined to quickly squash any notion of a comeback. "We're not playing with the same personality we played with past year". If the Lakers don't land Davis via trade this year, it's safe to say Magic Johnson will make a run at the National Basketball Association star in 2020. 'But that doesn't mean I think we have to go and get something done right now. The former ACC player of the year is waiting patiently in the Kings depth chart behind bigs Willie Cauley-Stein and Nemanja Bjelica, but it will be hard to keep them there if he can keep performing like he did in his 20 point and 17 rebound game against the defending champion Warriors.
The Celtics as a whole played pretty well on Monday night.
Soon after, Randle's free throws and Darius Miller's 3 ignited an 11-2 Pelicans run to close the period, trimming Boston's lead to 10 heading to the fourth.More news: Saudi crown prince to visit Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests
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"I feel like the season is kind of like a rollercoaster", guard Jrue Holiday said.
Smart said opponents don't fear Boston the way they did last season when the Celtics reached the Eastern Conference finals. 'The Celtics, at some point, if you want to get a Kawhi Leonard or in this vehicle Anthony Davis you can't just protect your five-man core. 'But I like a lot of things I see in our team this season, and I'm not going to be impatient.
"That's how we're used to playing", Smart said following the win.
In an interview with Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer, Stevens spoke on how there is no individual player holding the team back, but it is that the entire team is no clicking. 'You know me. I'm always open to doing something, ' Ainge told the Boston Herald. "We've got to get back to who we are". Anthony Davis: Celtics revelation made ahead of potential trade Lakers news: Magic Johnson must trade these TWO players to help this 'The other team in the mix are the Lakers but what are they going to throw up there?