Celtics Kyrie Irving Not Bothered by Game 2 Struggles
Kyrie ain’t fazed.
The Boston Celtics had a game to remember during their game one opener versus the top seeded Milwaukee Bucks. Although game two of their Eastern Conference semifinals wasn’t one, Kyrie Irving and the Celtics would like to forget and move on from.
The Celtics fell to the Bucks 123-102, in what was Irving’s worst performance of his career during playoffs. Even with the struggles of game two, Irving is not fazed by how he played and still feels he can lead this team deep into the playoffs.
“There’s no extra burden,” Irving said after going 4-for-18 from the field and scoring only nine points. “This is what I signed up for. This is what Boston traded for me for.”
Irving also said, “Being able to go back, get back in the trenches, get ready for another battle on Friday, that’s what you live for. Basketball is fun when it comes like this and you have to respond, and this is the type of basketball you want to be playing this time of year.”
Irving performance included 1-for-5 from the three-point range, as well as four assists and three turnovers in only 31 minutes. The Celtics get to retool and try it again on Friday in Boston for Game 3.
Check out Irving’s interview after game two right below.