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Kyrie Irving Sends Strong Message To Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown After Latest Loss

Posted On: Nov 18, 2018   |   Posted By: NESN

Through 16 games, the Boston Celtics' offense hasn't lived up to its enormous potential.
Boston ranks 27th in the NBA in offensive rating, 24th in points per game and 29th in free throws attempted per game so far this season. The Celtics have been hoisting up 3-pointers at an alarming rate as well, averaging 36.4 triples per game which is good for third in the NBA. But the C's only connect on 34.9 percent of their 3-point attempts which ranks 18th in the NBA.
The C's starting five has struggled to jell early on, with Gordon Hayward continuing to shake the rust off, and young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown taking a step back from their impressive 2017-18 seasons.
Tatum and Brown are essential to Boston's championship hopes this season, and Kyrie Irving knows it.
Following Boston's loss to the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Irving sent a message to his young teammates .
“I think guys have gotten better,” Irving said of Tatum and Brown struggling with their lofty expectations, per ESPN's Tim Bontemps. “I think...

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