"With my kids getting older, it's the only thing that would stop me from going as long as I would like to", James said.
Marcus Smart has always defied statistics. He plays that way and he plays with a great chip.
He is Jayson Tatum, and right now, that's all the Celtics need him to be.
"Obviously, he's a really important part of our team". It's just been a dream to play in the National Basketball Association. The UNDER is 5-1 in Boston's last six games. That number dives to 102.9 when he's on the bench.
And you can follow all the updates below... These youngsters have the winning experience of Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to provide stable scoring and leadership. They tried to force the ball through tiny spaces, took a number of highly-contested shots, and let the 76ers, especially Simmons and J.J. Redick, get what they wanted.
The Celtics are heavy favourites to win this games as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference. And the LeBron truthers just believe, like who cares about the regular season. With a third player in Hayward dictating how the offense is run and no real reason to decrease the looks Brown receives, we're left to wonder what Tatum's numbers will look like for the first few years of his career.
Dad jokes aside, the Celtics were able to cut down the amount of bricks over the final 16 minutes. In wins over Cleveland (Jan. 3) and Brooklyn (Jan. 6), Morris scored a total of 11 points on 5-for-14 shooting from the field. What has really impressed me this season about Irving is his ability to pick his spots offensively. Eligibility rules could change by then, with league commissioner Adam Silver saying in June he wanted them amended, although he wasn't sure he wanted to raise or lower the current age requirement of 19. He hasn't shown much of anything on the offensive end as of yet, but in time he may develop into more than just a match-up defender. "I think some people might have lost their jobs because of me so every time I am on the court I try and do my best, I give it my all".
After three consecutive missed 3-point shots, Terry Rozier drills an open 3-pointer to get the crowd fired up.
Kyrie Irving, Celtics point guard: the four-time NBA All Star joined Boston a year ago from the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he won an NBA championship in 2016.