Kyrie Irving thrives on ‘peaceful’ feeling of being in the zone


- The Garden has been a safe place for the Celtics this season, as they are 5-1 at home so far this campaign and have won four straight in Boston.

"Any time we get to the rim like that, in any game, that's when our runs start".

Team-mate Gordon Hayward hailed his Celtics colleague's contribution, adding: "Man, he made some shots tonight where you're just like, 'Wow'". "I mean, you're not going to".

Irving contributed to every Celtics basket in overtime, scoring four and handing out four assists.

- Irving had a monster game, to the point where it even got LeBron James' attention.

The Toronto Raptors suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Boston Celtics last night. Those percentages include Kyrie Irving's 20 points on an efficient 8-for-16 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 from 3. Despite the offensive talent in their roster, the Celtics are just ranked 20th in the league in points per game (106.7). The depth of Brad Stevens' team along with its chemistry are its two strongest points. "And I'm pretty sure we'll see them down the road".

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In 14 games with the Celtics this season, Irving is averaging 22,3 points, 5.9 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

"Whatever word you want to use", he said, when asked if his team-mates were stressing. "Happy that he left me in". "It felt good to play that many minutes".

"I talk to him all the time", said the Jazz guard. "It was a good confidence-builder".

Irving returned in the fourth, but Boston was unable to catch up.

When the dust settled following the blockbuster trade that sent DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs, Raptors fans were quick to acknowledge the strength of the superstar that Toronto got in return.

"[Leonard] is one of the greatest players in our game right now, obviously, so much respect", Irving told ESPN. "They're a great test for your team on both ends of the basketball floor".

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"We got guys that can do so many different things", he said.

Leonard had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but his long jumper went off the rim. When he gets into that mode, the whole arena knew where we were going, and so did the Raptors.

Some of the help Tatum and Mitchell have gotten has come from each other.

Davis scored a season-high 43 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and New Orleans overcame an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat NY 129-124.

The Nets broke open a close game in the third quarter and led by as many as 19 in the fourth. The Raptors already beat Boston 113-101 on October 19. Opposing point guards have had their way with Rubio and the Jazz all year, and I expect that Irving will similarly play an important role in potentially torching Utah's struggling point guard corp.

The Celtics finish their home back-to-back when they seek revenge against the Utah Jazz Saturday night.

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