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With 2-0 series lead, Kyrie Irving knows 'big test' awaits on road

With 2-0 series lead, Kyrie Irving knows 'big test' awaits on road

Kyrie Irving made it look easy in the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Pacers, but he knows nothing easy awaits him and the C's on the road.

Boston takes a 2-0 series lead into Indiana thanks largely to Irving's 37-point performance on Wednesday night. While Irving is pleased with the way the first two games have gone, he isn't getting complacent.

"Now, it's about going on the road and doing the same thing," Irving told reporters after the victory. "And playing with an intensity that's needed to get a big-time win on the road. That's where the big test comes."

The Pacers went 29-12 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season, so Irving is correct in pointing out the Celtics have a sizable challenge coming their way.

Still, what the C's were able to accomplish Wednesday night was impressive. They outscored Indiana 31-12 in the fourth quarter with Irving, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford all chiming in with clutch moments late.

Irving likes what he sees as his team moves on to Game 3 on Friday.

"I just love the sacrifices we're all making on this team," said Irving. "It's showing that it's well worth it. Those are two great wins at home, but now it’s time to go on the road, and I’m looking forward to that challenge with my brothers."

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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Breakfast Podcast, July 18, 2019: July 18, 2019: Chris Sale gets his first win at Fenway in 2019

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01:33: After revealing that he had a, “pretty good idea,” that Kyrie would be leaving in March or April, Danny Ainge clarified his comments to say it was always a possibility Kyrie would stay. A. Sherrod Blakely, Trenni Kusnierek, and Kyle Draper discuss his clarification and predict who the new leader in the C’s locker room will be.

07:11: After Enes Kanter showed off his personality during Celtics introduction, we wonder what will he be bringing to Boston not only on the court but off the court as well.

12:30: Finally, Lou Merloni joins Tom Giles and Michael Holley to discuss Chris Sale’s comeback at Fenway- getting his first win at home in 2019.

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Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

Report: Celtics sign guard Max Strus to two-way contract

After signing Javonte Green to a partially guaranteed deal on Thursday, the Celtics reportedly made another move.

Boston signed guard Max Strus to a two-way contract, per Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports.

Strus averaged 9.7 points in Celtics Summer League and shot 45 percent from beyond the arc. He averaged 20.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season with DePaul.

C's fans will have their fingers crossed that Tacko Fall will be the next to sign a new contract. According to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, they're trying to get a deal done with the 7-foot-7 phenom.

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