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Green-on-green round of 16: Irving vs. Larkin

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Small guards face off in what will surely make a fast paced round of 16 matchup.

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Here we have an intriguing matchup between the two newest guards on the Celtics roster in 3rd seed Kyrie Irving and 14th seed Shane Larkin. The third seed originally belonged to Isaiah Thomas, but since the Celtics traded him for Irving, the tournament had to be adjusted. Irving has some ridiculous handles and one-on-one ability, so Larkin’s matchup in the round of 16 did not get entirely easier.

Will Larkin take out the newest member of the Celtics, or will Irving introduce himself to his new teammates with a long run in the tournament? The winner of this matchup will face Aron Baynes.

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Who will win the battle of new Celtic guards

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  • 89%
    Kyrie Irving
    (615 votes)
  • 10%
    Shane Larkin
    (73 votes)
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