Irving, Celtics hit 16: ‘We just stay the course’

Kyrie Irving scored 47 points and the Celtics survived vs. the Mavericks.

Make it 16 straight for the Boston Celtics, and perhaps just as impressively, three straight when trailing by double digits.

Honest. That’s how great things have been going for the Celtics, who recorded a 110-102 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

It took overtime and 47 points from Kyrie Irving, but these Celtics, man, they are rolling.

“Teams make their runs and we just stay the course,” Irving told the media. “We’re just unwavering in our approach, and I think that we’ve been that way. In the last few games, we’ve been down quite a few, so for us it’s just about battling back when teams get a comfortable rhythm, whether it’d be in the first half or the second half. As a group, we continue just to stick together throughout anything and everything.”

Jaylen Brown added 22 points for the Celtics (16-2), and rookie Jayson Tatum scored 15.

Harrison Barnes led the Mavs (3-15) with 31 points.

“There are no moral victories around here,” Barnes said. “Tonight was playing against a great team, and a great opportunity to win here in front of our home fans. We let it slip away.”

Next up for the Celtics: A visit to the Miami Heat on Wednesday.

1 Comment on "Irving, Celtics hit 16: ‘We just stay the course’"

  1. Martin Reese | November 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm |

    Here’s a question in the midst of all this. Is it possible for IT to improve his defense? Kyrie most certainly has.

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