Age: 26 Height: 6-3 Weight: 193 lbs School: Duke
Warriors' Kevin Durant enjoys watching film of "best friend" Kyrie Irving originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is a student of basketball. When he's not playing basketball and winning championships, he's probably watching basketball, either a live game or film on some of his favorite players. In a recent interview with The Athletic's Shams Charania, Durant revealed three players who've really impressed him while watching film, and one of them is Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving.
Kyrie Irving's shoulder wasn't sore enough to keep him from cheering for Marcus Morris Sr. when he hit three 3-pointers to start the second half and propel Boston to a double-digit lead. Al Horford's injured knee didn't keep him from leaping to his feet when Jayson Tatum drove past Anthony Davis for a dunk. With four of their regulars relegated to cheerleaders, the Celtics got a season-high 31 points from Morris and another 21 from Tatum to beat New Orleans 113-100 on Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Celtics were without four key players against the New Orleans Pelicans, with stars Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward all out for the game.
Big man Aron Baynes was also out with a sprained ankle Monday night. Horford
Five Boston Celtics including Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward will miss Monday night's game against New Orleans, but the Pelicans will have Anthony Davis in the startling lineup despite a right hip contusion.
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