Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win

Kyrie Irving discusses Celtics’ low-scoring Game 1 win

Everybody in the sport knows that a different Irving arrives when it comes to the playoff and he has proven it when he scored the game-winning bucket in Game 7 to clinch the Cavaliers' NBA title in 2016 when they came from 3-1 down against the Warriors.

"I thought we kind of lost our way".

One never wants to assume too much from the first game in a playoff series, but a lot of the concerns for in about being able to score enough to compete appear to be valid. But there was a gradual decrescendo, as the Celtics managed to tally just 6 points in the first six minutes of play. But Boston's start wasn't exactly inspiring.

After Pacers shooting guard Wesley Matthews drilled a 3-point shot to give IN a 14-6 lead, Stevens called a timeout and substituted Morris and forward Gordon Hayward into the game.

Despite suffering their worst offensive game of the season in the 84-74 defeat on Sunday afternoon, the Pacers believe they executed their gameplan well enough to win, but missing open looks made the difference in the 10-point loss.

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Points are going to be at a premium in this series, which works for the Pacers but someone has to make shots.

"We just missed shots", said point guard Darren Collison. "Today, he did a really good job of being spaced and being able to knock down shots". So we come out, any time in the game, runs can happen.

The change paid off with Morris connecting on 3 of 4 field-goal attempts in the period, including two 3-pointers, and scoring 12 points. The Boston Celtics are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line.

As a Pacers season ticket holder, once Victor Oladipo went down with his season-ending quad rupture, I pretty much wrote them off from there. The Pacers did that exactly, limiting the Celtics and jumping out to an early 12-6 lead. He lauded his teammate for his ability to rejuvenate the team after its sluggish start. They have covered seven of their last 10 first-round playoff games. At the beginning of the season if I were to have told you that the Celtics and Pacers would meet in the playoffs, you'd probably think Brad Stevens and the C's have the coaching advantage, but I'm not so sure about that anymore.

"At the end of the day I'm a hooper, " Morris said. In the days leading up to Sunday, Morris said he used his time to relax, reflect on the season, and "get right".

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