"Good teams have clunkers, but good teams respond to those with the right effort and approach", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Although the Celtics have been playing great as of late, winning ten of their last 11 games, they obviously aren't playing well without Irving, and if the Clippers manage to steal a game away from Boston, this will be the second time that they will be losing against a team from Los Angeles.
Embiid ultimately managed 23 points and 14 rebounds, but he took the blame for his slow start against Al Horford.
Hayward, who has made a successful return from a horrific leg injury in 2017 which sidelined him for the entire season, drained 6 three-pointers to give the Celtics a battling win over their Eastern Conference rivals.
A sure sign Horford's defense is working: Embiid tends to take a lot of 3s against the Celtics - he attempted eight (!) on Tuesday night, only making two of them.
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The 26-year-old Australian-born American, the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, underwent left knee surgery last April. It's not fun. We're not competing at a high level.
"I mean, for me, it's not really about the loss", Morris said, via ESPN.
Morris had so much fun in his hometown of Philadelphia, that he purchased each and every one of his teammates cheesesteaks sandwiches after the win. "But I'm excited with everyone we have and to see how far we can go".
"When you want to win, that has to be the first goal".
"I should've kicked it out or took it out and shot it", Embiid admitted. "I'm trying to win". The trade deadline's over. We're going to have to play with the same kind of objective.
Clearly, the Celtics have some issues that they need to iron out before they can reach their full potential as title contenders. So, at the end of the day, man - it's unacceptable what we did tonight.
"It's very unacceptable for a team of our caliber".