Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says

Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says

Celtics C expected to miss a month with broken hand, report says

The Boston Celtics aren't quite to "players-only meeting", but they did close their locker room for 36 minutes on Friday night for an airing of grievances that Kyrie Irving called "much needed".

"That's none of y'all business, honestly", Kyrie Irving said when initially asked to describe what happened behind closed doors. "I'm pretty sure they got a pretty good amount up - they just missed a lot of them". For me it's a hard challenge, because there's a balance I have. "But at the same time, it's what can I do for my teammates to be more successful?" "I have to be very conscious of that".

Irving also referenced the abundance of isolations and fadeaways in the Celtics offense.

Kyrie Irving said the Celtics addressed "selfish play" in a lengthy team meeting after a loss to the Bucks on Friday.

"I literally can do anything I want out there any time I want", he said. "It's how successful we are as a team". Now, they will look to walk the walk toward consistency and long-term success. The Australian has started just a third of the Celtics games this season, averaging 5.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.3 assist-per-game. More important, he was aggressive at both ends, including both stripping Giannis Antetokounmpo in the half court and, later in the game, dunking over Milwaukee's superstar forward.

"It was well needed", Brown said. "It's about us. We're trying to be a unit. And we're going to do that".

"I didn't take anything personally from it, but we all got to be better".

The Phoenix Suns entered Wednesday night with a 7-24 record, the worst in the National Basketball Association. It was a job well done as the Bucks held a 93-78 lead through three. So that's an everyday thing. Players wouldn't get into specifics about what was said, but it was clear that inconsistent play following the eight-game winning streak was one of the topics discussed.

Boston started off the season on a tear, winning six of its first eight games, with most of those wins coming against quality opponents. One discussion isn't going to suddenly make everything copacetic - as Brown noted, the team might need "a few more" - though openly acknowledging shortcomings should, in theory, only help.

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