Steve Kerr on Kyrie Irving with Celtics: 'It's his team'

A Masked Kyrie Irving Leads Celtics Past Nets

Steve Kerr on Kyrie Irving with Celtics: 'It's his team'

Golden State struggled out of the gate with a 4-3 SU and 1-6 ATS record through the team's first seven games, but the defending champions are back on track of late.

He had said before the National Basketball Association (NBA) game that he hated wearing a mask regardless of his past success wearing one. So, it's going to be really fun to go against them on Thursday.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr actually seemed to be a bit exhilarated to be cranking up the hype machine for a stout opponent other than the Cavs. That looks like a team that's going to be at the top of the East for a long time to come.

"Whether their time is now or in the future, that's to be determined".

The Celtics' roster is not dissimilar to the Warriors - they have several big, long, versatile defenders who can switch positions, step out on the perimeter, or handle opponents in the post.

Kerr doesn't think Boston's astounding defensive numbers are a fluke, and the Warriors will get a stern test from a deep, versatile roster much like his own under highly regarded young coach Brad Stevens. This is the best team in the East, and it's really not all that close.

Kyrie Irving, frequently criticized as a weak defender, has been more engaged this season.

Following their battle with Golden State, the Celtics hit the road for a three-game road trip with stops in Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami. It has to be a worry for the Rockets that James Harden can produce 38 points, 11 assists and six rebounds and still end up on the losing side-comprehensively so-against a very good, not-quite-great, team.

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Hayward's absence has also opened the door to some unlikely contributors. I think Jaylen Brown, in his second year, has made huge strides.

The game initially looked like it would be a blowout in the Celtics' favour, but the Nets put up a fight and went into half-time with the score tied following a 14-0 run in the second quarter.

Rookie forward Jayson Tatum has also been a revelation and is among the leading candidates for Rookie of the Year so far.

To be sure, Irving, the former Cavaliers star who is leading the team in scoring, is just leading, period.

Horford, too, has been the Celtics' rock - the type of player whose impact isn't always noticeable upon first glance.

The Celtics still want to be the team of the future. The Celtics, meanwhile, extended their streak to 13 wins in a row on Tuesday night by beating the Brooklyn Nets in New York City. "Boston will be electric the way they're playing, with that crowd". They obviously valued Irving as a rare superstar worth chasing. "But they sure look like they want it to be right now".

After Hayward's injury, it looked like Boston's hopes of contention could be on thin ice. Instead, players have stepped up in his absence.

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