Irving’s 26 points lead Boston past Pelicans, 124-107

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As much as Kyrie Irving had the most impressive stat-line in the Boston Celtics' 124-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night, Marcus Smart's presence in the starting lineup was a topic of discussion in the Celtics' locker room after the game. "Put Anthony (Davis) at the point guard".

The New Orleans Pelicans just finished a road trip. And Kyrie did lead the way, scoring 26 points to go along with 10 assists, five rebounds and five steals.

While Davis' contract doesn't expire until after the 2019-20 season, chatter has started about where he could land. The Pelicans won 116 to 115.

Smart has been one of the more vocal Celtics during the team's struggles, saying the team needed to get their edge back, and he backed it all up against the Pelicans.

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"I give Markieff a lot of credit", Brooks told the Wizards team website. "It felt good tonight to win like that because that's who we are".

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Likewise, this season, Davis signed with Klutch, the agency that represents LeBron James and is run by James' childhood friend Rich Paul. 'It has to. I know panic is a bad way to react, so I will remain patient and allow our players to find their form. That's why it took me a while to do it because I had to get mentally prepared for it. But lingering questions about Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball make the Celtics - who boast a wealth of future draft picks and a crop of talented young players led by Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier - the clear front-runner. "Last year, teams used to, when they came in and played the Celtics, they knew they were in for a fight". Here's Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry, postgame. With the way the rest of the East is playing - especially near the top of the conference - they are running out of time. Giles played in both games of a back to back over the weekend and scored double digits in both games, providing hope that he can live up to some of his hype of becoming the next transcending big man. "This team is a great 3-point shooting team anyway, so their bigs can shoot them, their perimeter guys can shoot them, and every time we got it within a workable distance, it was either a turnover or they made a 3".

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