Irving Apologizes Before Huge Loss

 | Grace Higgins
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Kyrie Irving made a move on Monday that show both humbleness and practicality: he apologized. The former Cavaliers star saw the writing on the wall, said he could have handled things better, and he tried to make it right for both fans and fellow Boston Celtics players. And the beautiful part of it all is that they had just started to get going back in the right direction again. All that has been threatened by Monday night’s 140-115 loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles. It was an historic evening as well, with Lou Williams setting the all-time mark for most points scored off the bench. He nailed 34 points on the night, leading all scorers, as he set the record. Williams acknowledged and expressed just what it meant for him to be in possession of the record, showing just how much it means to him as a player that has always appeared from the bench. 34 points is no easy feat, and it’s even more impressive off the bench. The win keeps them going when they are ‘supposed’ to be tanking. The loss for the Celtics, meanwhile, means they are still perilously close to being sucked into a bad spot in the playoffs. At any point, you feel like they could see things turn sour again, and that could well happen if they get the fifth (or fourth) seed in the Eastern Conference in a month or so.

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