Kyrie Irving is not too happy with the "compete degree" of his youthful Celtics' teammates n their loss to the Orlando Magic final evening. The 105-103 they suffered as a crew, speaks volumes to their coalescent points this season. A scarcity of unity attributable to a management battle from inside is translating in poor outcomes on the sphere of play. Kyrie Irving, who's been inconsistent for a lot of 2018-2019, feels entitled to a outstanding management position on this younger roster, after coming away with an NBA championship earlier in his profession.
Now that he is totally built-in because the face of the Celtics, Irving now faces the prospect of balancing the ability that comes with nice accountability like by no means earlier than. Especially final evening, the place Kyrie did not mince his phrases as he was met with members of the press. Nor did he mitigate any of his frustration - for his youthful teammates. I will allow you to choose his dealing with of the scenario. Thankfully, journalist Keith Smith annotated the necessary bits of data in subsequent Tweets.
Some will view Kyrie's commentary as a problem to the youthful gamers; others will sense a little bit of narcissism in his tone. But till the Celtics determine their locker room dynamic, and the dispersal of the management roles, they WILL proceed to sail under expectations. It all began nicely earlier than Kyrie questioned his crew's "Championship Pedigree," with infighting on the bench in Thursday evening's contest with the Miami Heat.
As you may see within the (above), Jaylen Brown clashed with teammate Marcus Morris after the veteran tried to supply him constructive criticism. NBA gamers take to criticism in another way relying on their stature, and a few do not in any respect. But one thing concerning the Celtics' crew dynamic is clearly off. Hopefully, Kyrie's criticism may have sparked a Celtics' turnaround, as a result of the NBA is a greater league when the Eastern Conference holds its weight from the highest down.
James Harden Makes NBA History With First Ever 60 Point Triple-Double
With Chris Paul and Trevor Ariza both out for Tuesday night’s game against the Orlando Magic, the Houston Rockets would look to lean heavily on its star point guard James Harden, and boy did he deliver. In fact, James Harden answered his team's call by recording the best game his life Tuesday night, statistically.
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Harden absolutely destroyed the Magic and went 19-for-30 from the floor, ending with 60 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in what is a new NBA record for highest point in a triple double. He also threw in 4 steals and a block shot to pack the stat sheet as well.
Harden’s previous career high entering Tuesday was 56 points which he got a few years ago against the Utah Jazz, but he didn't get a triple double in the process.
The 60 points from Harden Tuesday night also serves as a new franchise high for the Rockets, surpassing the 57 that Houston legend Calvin Murphy had owned for the past 40 years.
Having finished second twice in the MVP race in his career, Harden is looking to change that this year as he’s arguably the top leader for this year’s prestigious award. Whether he continues to stay this hot and avoid injury will remained to be seen, but there’s no denying the fact that he’s in the race for MVP this season.
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Check out highlights from Harden’s insane 60-point night (below).