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Aron Baynes “didn’t even notice” hamstring in first game back

Baynes returned to action on Tuesday night in the Celtics win over Detroit.

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BOSTON - Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes returned to action on Tuesday night in the team’s 108-105 win over the Detroit Pistons. When asked about how his previously-injured hamstring felt during his 12 minutes of play, Baynes responded with his typical toughness.

“It was great,” said Baynes. “I didn’t even notice it.” Baynes knocked knees with Blake Griffin in the early going, and once against responded in the most Baynes-way possible. “Knee-to-knee. One of those things, it’s alright. Made me think about something else apart from my hammie.”

Baynes also commended Kyrie Irving’s 31-point performance, saying that it was great for everyone to feed off of Irving’s effort. “Anytime he shoots that ball we all think it’s good, it’s a good shot,” said Baynes. “I think it’s just one of those things it’s good to see him knock down a few the last couple of games; it just creates so much space for everyone else. He becomes such a target for the defense, five eyes on him every time he has the ball and he’s been great at making the right play and getting other guys open shots as well.”

Check out everything Baynes said after Tuesday’s win here:

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