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Celtics win 8th straight; players & coaches react (video pressers)

The Boston Celtics blew out the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, sailing to their 8th straight win. Players and coaches react...

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Instant Reactions from TD Garden

CLNS and WEEI’s Josue Pavon is joined by Mateo Aycardi and The Athletic’s Clevis Murray to breakdown the Boston Celtics 8th straight victory.


Brad Stevens

Starting line-up rolling again

“Both halves. Both halves they were really good. We were trying to limit (Aron) Baynes’ minutes and I was not all that excited that we had to put him back in the first half, but we went through that kind of nasty stretch in the second quarter. But then I thought, other than that we played pretty well all night. But both halves – both starts of the halves were great.”

Gordon Hayward

Re: Getting right back to where he left off

“It was a good game back for me. I thought we did a really good job at the start of both halves, getting out two good leads. We let them get back into it which wasn’t great but we ended the half on a good run too, so it was a good game for us.”

Kyrie Irving

‘Force’ being their identity for this run

“I think our identity is on the defensive end. I think that we have the ability to switch kind of one through five at times and we try to keep the teams out of the paint and make them take tough shots down the stretch. We extended our defense up at the top of the key so teams are running their offense 15, 14 on the clock so we just try to pressure them and then use that to our advantage and create opportunities on the offense.”

Marcus Morris:

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