Though they will welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to TD Garden for the second time this season Sunday afternoon for the third and final regular-season matchup, the Boston Celtics don’t have much to say about their retooled opponents for tomorrow.
Boston General Manager Danny Ainge said the Celtics (40-17) are not concerned about what the Cavaliers (32-22) are doing at all.
Danny Ainge on the Cavs overhaul: "We had gotten a little bit wind that they were making some big changes, without knowing the details of it. But, listen, we have our own problems to worry about and we’re just taking care of the Boston Celtics.”
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) February 9, 2018
Former Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving didn’t have much to say, either, about the busy day his old team had Thursday, when it brought in four players and shipped six out, but admitted it will be a different-looking Cavaliers squad he and his teammates will face Sunday.
With Cavs up next, Kyrie a bit more willing to talk about their new look: "All the film goes out the window, I’ll tell you that. So I think everyone’s kind of at a high anticipation of what they’ll look like." pic.twitter.com/6DFzQXXBru
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) February 10, 2018
The Cavaliers and Celtics, who met in the Eastern Conference Finals last season with Cleveland winning in five games, have split their regular-season matchups this season, each winning on their home floor.