Published: Sat, November 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Gordon Hayward open to bench role with struggling Celtics

Gordon Hayward open to bench role with struggling Celtics

Tonight the Bulls are in New England to take on the presumptive 2018-19 Eastern Conference titlists, the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Also, this team may have issues because the young players made substantial progress in Irving's absence past year.

"We were prepared. I think that we've been prepared other games but we've got to match that with the attitude and effort to execute on both ends", Irving said. Jabari Parker is next for them with 14.8 points per game, but his defense has looked disgusting. The C's forward, accepting that, said he was open to coming off the bench and it's "whatever" to him whether he starts or not.

Kyrie Irving did a masterful job showing he could be the leader of the squad on a night he could have been "The Show" as he facilitated everything all over the court in his 28 minutes with 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds before checking out for the night with 8:49 left in the fourth quarter and the Celtics up 26. With Irving back and the center of attention, Terry Rozier's minutes have been reduced and there seems to be a bit of a chemistry problem with the Celtics struggling and the Toronto Raptors are off to a flying start.

The Celtics capitalized on 22 turnovers by the Bulls, who dropped their second straight and third in four games.

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His field-goal percentage is lower than it has ever been, and his mark of 31.9 percent from behind the arc isn't desirable either.

"We have to figure something out because for whatever reason we're not playing our best basketball right now".

Markkanen, originally slated to miss 6-to-8 weeks with his elbow injury, will now apparently be out longer - as long as 9-to-11. He's getting really good conditioning workouts in, so when he is cleared to start shooting and has no pain in that type of activity, hopefully he can get back soon as far as when he's cleared for contact.

"One of the toughest things to do in this league is to come off a road trip, good or bad, and play well in front of the home fans", Irving said. Chicago's 82 points marked the lowest total allowed by Boston this season. Boston will need all the help it can get if it reaches the championship round, especially considering it likely would be squaring off with the vaunted Golden State Warriors.

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