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Kyrie shows off crazy workout (0:20)
Rozier throws down one-handed slam (0:19)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

The Celtics are now 24th in offense after tonight's putrid showing. Yes, Gordon Hayward is still working his way back. But, at some point, the numbers are what they are.


Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Celtics 98-86

Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and six assists, bouncing back from one of his worst performances of the season and leading the Utah Jazz to a 98-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

So much for momentum for the Celtics, who lose 98-86 to Utah tonight. Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 20 points, while Boston went just 5-33 from 3. Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and 6 assists for the Jazz after a rough showing last night in Philly.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens has gone with Kyrie Irving and four end of the bench guys — Daniel Theis, Brad Wanamaker, Guerschon Yabusele and Semi Ojeleye — for the past few minutes. Irving finally just came out, as Utah is now up by 22 with five minutes left.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Gordon Hayward appeared to have a fast break dunk — only for Donovan Mitchell to come out of nowhere to block it, leading to a Utah dunk at the other end. Jazz fans undoubtedly loved that sequence.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Gordon Hayward still has plenty of work to do — his explosion around the rim is still noticeably lacking — but he looks far better getting into the paint tonight than he did even a week ago. One sign of progress in what remains a long road back.

Horford sends Mitchell layup out of bounds (0:15)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Kyrie Irving heads straight to the bench after picking up a fifth foul midway through the third, and with the Celtics already down by double-digits. Boston's fourth quarter explosion offensively last night feels very far away.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

After taking 35 shots last night — and recording no assists — Donovan Mitchell looks far better tonight. Has 20 points on 8-15 shooting and, more importantly, is getting his shots within the flow of Utah's offense, rather than forcing things to happen.

Irving breaks Rubio and sinks 3-pointer (0:21)
Tatum throws down over Gobert (0:23)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Kyrie Irving just dusted Ricky Rubio with a ridiculous behind-the-back dribble and then buried a triple. That'll be all over @SportsCenter later tonight.

Rozier banks high-arching and-1 layup (0:26)

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Gordon Hayward with a nice move into the lane and hits a fade-away jumper. After playing 39 minutes last night, Hayward has looked solid attacking the paint on a couple of occasions early on tonight.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Boston has picked up where it left off last night — being aggressive in attacking the rim. Jayson Tatum just going right at Rudy Gobert for a jam is the latest example.

Tim Bontemps ESPN 

Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward will play tonight, and has no minutes or playing restrictions moving forward. Said the last hurdle was playing in both halves of last week's back-to-back in Phoenix and Utah.

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'Aggressive' Irving takes over as C's top Raptors

After scoring 23 of his 43 points in the fourth quarter and overtime Friday against the Raptors, Kyrie Irving stressed the need for the Celtics' struggling offense to be more aggressive and attack the rim.

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Points Per Game105.824th
Rebounds Per Game46.411th
Assists Per Game23.912th
Points Allowed103.43rd

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