Following the Brooklyn Nets 116-112 defeat to the Boston Celtics, which wrapped up a series sweep for the Celtics and sent the Nets home for the season, Kyrie Irving pushed back on claims the Boston Celtics were the better team overall, or particularly impressive.
“They’re beatable,” Irving said today when asked about the series in which the Nets failed to beat the Celtics in four opportunities. “Taking the fourth game (in which the Celtics knocked the Nets out for good) out of it, in those first three we landed some big blows. Game two we led after three quarters. On the court, they’re nothing special. They might’ve got us, but they’re nothing special on the court. They’re not a legit basketball team.”
The second-seeded Celtics, who have a league-best record of 32-8 since January 20 and are the current betting favorites to win the Eastern Conference, move on to face the winner of the series between #3 Milwaukee and #6 Chicago. Irving is likely to use his newly-available free time to continue work on his Bareknuckle Basketball Association project.