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Celtics Notes: Kyrie Irving's ‘Kill Time' Explosion Could Be Spark Boston Needs

Posted On: Nov 9, 2018   |   Posted By: NESN

Thursday night was looking like the Boston Celtics' worst nightmare.
After dropping the first two games of their five-game road trip, Boston entered the game against the Phoenix Suns at 6-4 overall with rumblings about chemistry and playing-time gripes beginning to swirl around the club.
The Celtics came out lethargic at Talking Stick Resort Arena, falling into a 22-point hole against the 2-8 Suns. It appeared the C's were destined to face the mounting questions about what's gone wrong with the preseason Eastern Conference favorites.
But Kyrie Irving had other ideas.
With Boston trailing by 12 with three minutes to play, Boston's star put on his cape and rescued the scuffling Celtics. Irving poured in 10 points in the final three minutes and found Marcus Morris for the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime.
Overtime, unsurprisingly, also belonged to Boston's hero.
Irving and Suns star Devin Booker dueled for the opening minutes of OT, with the C's guard scoring the...

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