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Nets’ Kyrie Irving says ‘Timing is right’ for Celtics to contend

Brooklyn’s guard Kyrie Irving is “not surprised” with the Boston Celtics victory over the Nets in Game 2 as he thinks “their window is now”.

reem Abdalazem
Update:
Brooklyn’s guard Kyrie Irving is “not surprised” with the Boston Celtics victory over the Nets in Game 2 as he thinks “their window is now”.
CJ GUNTHEREFE

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is no longer a Celtics, but still shows respect for his former team, and their recent success.

Following a thrilling 114-107 Celtics win over the Nets in Game 2, Irving shared his views on Boston’s approach and improvement.

Kyrie Irving on Celtics: “There’s a difference in their verve”

I’m not surprised at all,” Irving said, via NBC Sports Boston. “I just think the timing is right. Their window is now for these young guys that are on this team that have matured. They’ve been through series together, they’ve been through seasons together, they’ve been through battles together and I got to experience some of that and now being on the opposite end and going against a healthy Celtics team, obviously without Robert Williams, but you’re just seeing there’s a difference in their verve, there’s a difference in the way they approach the game.

Irving, who scored only 10 points on 4-for-13 shooting on Wednesday night, believes the Jaylen-Brown led team is coming together as the Celtics are up 2-0 in the first-round playoff series.

Irving continued to praise the Celtics’ coaches, Ime Udoka and Brad Stevens, for their hard work with the team, bringing Boston to their current potential.

Irving praises Boston’s coaches

“Also, they have a set offense and defense they rely on,” Irving said. “Ime’s been a huge part of that. But you have to give credit to that guy that’s sitting in the president role as well now. We don’t get to see him as often. Brad Stevens definitely has a lot to do (with it).”

Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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