Kyrie Irving Says Celtics Were Sparked By A Team Meeting

Are the Celtics starting to put together something special

Hayward wound up choosing to go with the first option on the play, which was Jayson Tatum curling to the corner off of a screen by Al Horford.

The Celtics will look to prove that they're still a united group Saturday night against the Orlando Magic. These are things I don't think some of my team-mates have faced just every single day. "The best thing I can say is experience, we're lacking it and because of that we have a lot of learning to do, so we have a lot of ground to make up in that aspect".

After a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on December 21st, the Boston Celtics realized they were in trouble and had a team meeting to get everyone back on track. Boston's players and coach Brad Stevens have been forthcoming this year: they are not as good as they think they are. When it gets hard, you have to think. We've believed strongly in him for a long time.

"It's two good kids that are competitive", Ainge told the Globe. "The second half of the season, I think, is going to be our better half".

"We could pinpoint a lot of turning points", Irving said, via, following Wednesday's 135-108 win over the Pacers.

But Ainge remains focused on the big picture of things, noting that this is hardly uncommon for a team. You know, it gets tough. Boston's starting center filled the stat sheet with a team-best 11 rebounds to go along with 10 points, four assists, a game-high three steals and one blocked shot. After this road trip ends on Monday night in Brooklyn, the Celtics play 11 of the next 15 games over 29 days before the All-Star break at TD Garden, where they are 15-5.