The Boston Celtics swept the Indiana Pacers in convincing fashion and it appears that Kyrie Irving is going keeping his promise.
Well that was easy. The Boston Celtics swept the Indiana Pacers and now get a break before they likely face the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the playoffs.
Now the Indiana Pacers were without their best player in Victor Oladipo, but it is never easy to sweep a team.
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Also the Boston Celtics did look great. This was the team that we were expecting to see when the season began.
Gordon Hayward finally looked like the player the Celtics were expecting. He is getting his looks and not being a hindrance to the C’s. Hayward is averaging 12 points and 5 rebounds a game in the playoffs.
But without a doubt the star is Kyrie Irving. That is why the Celtics traded for him. Kyrie is a killer in the postseason.
So far Irving has come as advertised. He has been an amazing scorer and a leader of this team. Irving is averaging 22.5 points and 7.8 assists so far in the postseason.
Irving said that when the playoffs come the team will be able to flip a switch and he will lead the team to victory. So far I would say he has kept his promise.
Now, Irving has to continue to perform well. The C’s will most likely face the Bucks in the 2nd round. Milwaukee has given them trouble before.
Some teams and some players just have the ability to turn their game up a notch when needed. It’s just a simple flip of the switch. Once the postseason arrives a player can become unstoppable.
So the question is how will the Boston Celtics go? When Kyrie Irving was acquired the goal became NBA Finals or bust and even though the team struggled throughout the regular season, an early exit would be disappointing.