Brad Stevens Praises Marcus Smart For Defusing Jaylen Brown-Marcus Incident

NBA rumors R.J. Hunter returns to Celtics on two-way contract

They began the season three months ago as the consensus favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals.

While Stevens doesn't want to make too much of the flare up, it nevertheless was another low point in what's been a disappointing junior season for Brown.

Yes, there has been improvement in recent days, but the Celtics still don't look like the team that was supposed to be the best in the East. Irving isn't happy about where the team is and knows how they can get better. "Heck, I remember those things happening to [Rajon] Rondo and Perk [Kendrick Perkins]".

Irving wanted a chance to save the night before the Celtics eventually fell to the Magic, 105-103.

It's believed the incident between Brown and Morris was sparked and came at the first stoppage following Brown's lazy defense after a miss, which featured the veteran Morris clapping at Brown in obvious frustration.

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The Celtics were victorious Wednesday night, blowing out the Indiana Pacers 135-108, which just goes to show how well the Celtics have been playing as of late.

"They have got depth, good coaching and just need to be a little more consistent. That's all we can ask for". It gets tough. When it gets hard you've got to think. "It's the best thing I can say is experience". The Celtics lost to the Heat by a final score of 115-99. Boston, in fact, as quite a few gritty characters in Morris, Smart and point guard Terry Rozier, guys that help the Celtics play with an edge that gives them well... an edge.

"Obviously we struggled out of the gate, more offensively than I thought (would happen)", said Stevens.

"I honestly didn't think anything of it", Ainge told the Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett on Friday.

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