But it's still disheartening, obviously, to see the Jazz beat the Celtics at their own game when the latter's shots dried up more or less completely. "The last thing we need from Donovan is for him to feel somehow that him shooting the ball is a selfish act, because him not shooting is more selfish given his role on the team", Snyder said. "It's very clear. There's no way around it, it's very clear that we're concerned about shots and our offense".
Trailing 82-78 at the end of the third quarter, the Celtics were down 86-78 after Leonard's layup with 10:37 left in the fourth.
"I was told he's not on a minutes restriction, so I just played who I thought gave us the best chance of winning that given game on that given night".
"It's the Celtic way, the way that you want to play, and the things that you want to do and set the tone, and right now we're picking our spots where we want to do that".
Irving finished with 43 points - 23 of which came in the fourth quarter and overtime - to go with 11 assists to lift the Celtics to a thrilling 123-116 overtime win. They talk about Serge's hit show "How Hungry Are You?", his unique relationship with Kawhi, his resurgent play under Nick Nurse, giving back to his home country and the worst place he's been asked for an autograph. Utah defeated Boston in Gordon Hayward's return to Salt Lake City - part of the Celtics' poor road trip.
This year's Raptors squad is much more like a gorge and Danny Green spoke about that in the latest episode of his podcast Inside the Green Room alongside Harrison Sanford. So I just try to keep level-headed. But Tatum dunked to cut the deficit to two points and Siakam was called for pushing while going for a rebound, sending Hayward to the line for the game-tying free throws.
"It was frustrating because I wanted to be out there and still fight", Horford said.
The Jazz improved to 8-8 with the victory and snapped a two-game losing streak. "I think once we get that, and we find that consistency, we'll be good". Open the game with a triple, followed shortly by stealing a rebound from behind for an open lay-up, and even had his little running push-shot working (a shot I don't particularly love from him). It was a video clip that legitimately went viral, thanks in large part to the National Basketball Association social media accounts getting a hold of the images.
"I ain't really anxious about [the record], whatever it is", Lowry said.