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Celtics expect second round will be tougher


“You can obviously take some momentum going into it and be proud of the performance you put on,” said All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, who already owns one championship ring from his time with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.


All-Star Gordon Hayward scored 20 points off the bench in his hometown and teamed up with Marcus Morris to make five 3-pointers in the decisive fourth-quarter stretch that sealed Boston’s first 4-0 series win since 2011.


Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019.


Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) celebrates during the second half of Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019.


Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens calls a play for his teams as the player against the Indiana Pacers during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019.


Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019.






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