35 assists for Boston vs 16 for Dallas there’s the game right there
35 Assists - Amazing.
Pierce & Billups I must say are right on the money with their comments - Kyrie is great and needed last 2 minutes of a tough game, It's the other 46 minutes where his style of play does not fit with the way the rest of the team plays. Also, Pierce commented on the lack of elite defensive effort. Sounds like a lot of what I have been saying all season, which gets turned into some "I hate Kyrie Irving as a person" perception.
I don't hate Kyrie Irving - I love the Boston Celtics.
Except the fact that they were going on reputation rather than his actual defensive effort this year. Also, Kyrie is averaging the most assists of his career and is 2nd in the league in secondary assists. As nice as these last couple of games have been, the team has to learn to play with their [super]star player.
I enjoy(ed) the commentary by Michelle, Paul, and Chauncey, but they are more there for entertainment than their pinpoint analysis.
Anyway, great game by Jaylen tonight; crappy game by Tatum (the broadcast was really pumping up his game despite his incredibly low efficiency). Really nice win overall and wonderful effort on the boards/passes, too!