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Found on CNN 3 months ago
We did n’t talk during that time.
Found on FOX News 10 months ago
It was just one of those games that got funky at the end, but we’ve just got to finish it out in regulation.
We’re going to have to make our staple as a team on the defensive end, because if we’re going back and forth in a shooting contest, obviously we’ll still be in the game but can lead to mistakes on our end.
I don't take it for granted what happened tonight. It was historic and I'm grateful that I got a chance to be out there with my brothers and just leave it all out there.
We definitely felt like Ben was on our heart, if you come at Ben, you come at us.
I wish things could have been communicated better for all of us as men. But hey, no hard feelings here with me or anyone else.
If that's what James wanted, then I respect his decision, and that's just what it is. I wish him nothing but peace and love. We have a great friendship, but it didn't work out.
It felt like a must-win night, i'm not saying that the other nights didn't feel like that, but you just got to go into that deep place where you just aren't distracted by anything that's going on and there's a goal at hand when you step out there, and I just get less talkative and I have a look on my face where I'm just ready to go out there and just do what's needed for us to get this win.
It's fine, it makes for good stories, it makes for good narratives and good build up for our league. It's never too personal, but we understand as competitors we want to win the game. ... But it's not about us and any individual matchups, it's about being a great team and building on what we set out to do.
It felt like a must-win night, i’m not saying the other nights didn’t feel like that, but you have to go into that deep place where you aren’t distracted by anything that is going on.
We have a lot of special guys in our league, but there are a few special guys that even separate from that group of just being special and he’s (Mitchell) one of those people.
I just feel like, even coming into halftime, the Wizards were very comfortable, it was a good test for us. I felt like we could have maintained the lead a little bit more.
We live in a real world. This is great to be able to do this. I’m grateful for the opportunity. I love playing with my teammates. I love playing on the Nets, but I’ve already been away enough time to think about this, to process this, to be able to make my decision, stand strong, understand that people are gonna agree and some people are gonna disagree. i made my decision already, and I’m standing on it.
That’s what I feel like ends up coming into a lot of this culture of basketball and sports and entertainment is you bring in the team, and you bring in situations that we’re in and Kevin. Kev’s gonna heal. Kev’s gonna be OK, and we’re gonna have to deal with that as his teammates, but in terms of where I am with my life outside of this, I stay rooted in my decision, and that’s just what it is, i just am standing rooted in what I believe in and though we’re dealing with this right now with Kev. I just know that I’m protected by the organization, protected by my teammates. I’m protected by all the doctors I’ve talked to, and I’m just staying rooted.
When that run happened, I think it was just a continuous sort of flow we had from the first half, we just felt like once we break this open, hit a few more 3s, make it tough for them on the defensive end — we felt like we'd have control of the game.
When the team approached me, we had a good conversation. They said, ‘We want you back,’ and I said, ‘Absolutely.’ This is always where I wanted to be. I wanted to be playing with the team in whatever capacity I can do that.
I knew the consequences. I wasn’t prepared for them in any stretch of the imagination coming into the season. I had my thought process on being able to be a full-time teammate and just go out and have fun and provide a sense of a great brand of basketball out there. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen like that.
I know everybody’s feeling it, just praying for everybody to be healthy during these times.
Nobody should be forced to do anything with their bodies.
You think I really want to give up my dream to go after a championship ? do Sean Marks think I really just want to give up my job ? Sean Marks think I really just want to sit at home and not go after the things with my teammates that I've been able to grow with, to learn with ?
What would Kyrie Irving do if Kyrie Irving felt uncomfortable going into the season when Kyrie Irving were promised that Kyrie Irving have exemptions or that Kyrie Irving didn't have to be forced to get the vaccine ? this wasn't an issue before the season started. This wasn't something that I foresaw coming where I prepared for it and had a chance to strategize on what was going to be best for me and my family.
That's a good old-fashioned playoff game right there.
I think we’re capable of greatness every single night.
It’s basketball. I’ve been in a few environments in my life, like I said, as long as it's just strictly the nature of basketball out there and there’s nothing extra, I’m cool with it.
I felt like we put on a good show, we’ve just got to do it three more times.
We had that game, it should’ve been ours. So we just look at ourselves in the mirror and see what we can correct as individuals and as a group, especially on effort. I couldn’t guard a stick today.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
I couldn’t guard a stick today, they were going right around me, and I was getting frustrated, but they kept attacking.
I knew there was going to be a spark off the bench. ( On Sunday) Gordon Hayward was Gordon Hayward, this is Gordon Hayward city. Im glad Gordon Hayward had a chance to put on a performance like that in a closeout game.
It wasnt just about putting points on the board, it was just about doing the little things, it was a gritty win.
Its just been a long journey, from having those two knee surgeries and watching the team last year and finally getting chance to lace them up for the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs its nothing like it.
Hes been in this situation, been there with me, where Ive been the young guy, been the 22-year-old kid, wanting everything, wanting everything right now.
I had to call Bron, and tell him I apologize for being that young player that wanted everything at his fingertips, i wanted to be the guy that led us to a championship. I wanted to be the leader. I wanted to be all that.
Everything surrounding our team is just crazy to think that we're still in first place and we're still the team to beat, honestly, i feel like we're the team to beat. It's open season until we get into the playoffs. I have a lot more confidence than I think anyone realizes in our team and what's going on in our locker room.
We made shots, we made (the Clippers) come into defensive rotations. We made it uncomfortable for DeAndre to come out and guard Kevin when we went small and (James) goes to the four, so it was hard for them to match up with us when we go small like that.
It's only one of 82, but we knew what we came here to do, and that was to take care of business, we knew it would be a hard fought game in this arena, and we were locked in. They made a run in the third quarter, but we came back in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love definitely played like the champions.
We stuck to the game plan, we didn't want a talented guy like James Harden to beat us. We wanted their other guys to beat us and we forced him to pass off to other guys and we trusted our weakside rotation.
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