Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) dribbles the ball up the court during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.
Then Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers came to town and turned a 28-point deficit into a 123-112 win, shocking the Boston Celtics-to the point where internal issues are bubbling over. The future Hall of Famer chatted with The Athletic Tuesday about a number of topics, including his relationship with the '08 Celtics, his reaction to Rajon Rondo's buzzer-beater against Boston, and his thoughts about this year's bumpy Celtics journey. It's not fun. We're not competing at a high level. Even when we're winning it's still not fun.
The Celtics may yet make an addition on the buyout market - perhaps Marcus Morris' twin Markieff or Enes Kanter - but they can not afford to lose Irving for an extended period of time.
"For me it's not really about the loss". They are just 5-10-1 ATS in their last 16 games. Irving is a great isolation player who can use his impressive handles to score, but maybe they have relied on him too much. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals".
"For us to be a championship team, this (stuff) has to change", Morris said. "This team, I feel a lot different about and I want to push us to that position". That has to be the first goal.
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While Villa walked most of the red carpet wearing the border wall-inspired dress, she didn't arrive that way. I'm black, and I believe in what the president's saying", the singer told the Los Angeles Times on Sunday.
"I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench".
I'm trying to win and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win...
"This is the team we're rocking with".