Kyrie Irving had a fourth straight awful game, going 6-for-21 - including 1-for-7 from 3-point range - to bump his totals over Boston's four straight losses to a remarkable 25-for-81 from the floor. And they'll likely get their wish because as Rose pointed out, Brad Stevens and the Celtics have a set system - and Irving doesn't appear to be a fit anymore.
After Wednesday's loss, Irving gave no real hints about his future. You got Ersan [Ilyasova] and George [Hill], they're just leading that second unit and I think Giannis [Antetokounmpo] and Khris [Middleton] did a great job leading that group as well as E-Bled [Eric Bledsoe] coming in filling in where he could as well.
"Truth be told, it's no time to be disappointed", Kyrie Irving told reporters. "See my family, decompress, do what human beings do", said Irving. You have to be able to move on to what's next, play better, and not play what I would call somewhat haphazard. How hard the Celtics pursue him could be tied to what Irving decides to do this summer. That moment absolutely came before the season's final buzzer. The Celtics and Rozier's camp held extension discussions last fall, on the heels of Rozier's strong performance in the 2018 playoffs in place of the injured Irving.
Kyrie Irving had 15 points to top the Celtics, who had beaten the Bucks in five of their previous six postseason head-to-heads.
"Because I've been dealing with some bulls-t", Rozier said, per The Athletic's Jay King.
If it's going to happen again, Irving assured he's not going to be gun-shy about taking shots.
Prior to a game against the Knicks, Irving was asked about his commitment to the Celtics, to which he replied, "ask me July 1st", while stressing he didn't owe anybody anything. They're doing things to test you. And Antetokounmpo gave a speech to his teammates before the game, firing them up for what was about to unfold.
The Boston Celtics are expected to undergo serious changes over the offseason and frankly, could use them. The crowd roared, Antetokounmpo shook his fist in the air, and at center court a board was updated from "9" to "8" in counting down how many more wins the Bucks need for a championship. That's not really my lane, [though] I'm certainly consulted on it.
If a Game 6 is needed, it would be played Friday in Boston. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points with 16 rebounds on 15 of 22 shooting. The Celtics could make Theis and Wanamaker restricted free agents if they extend one-year qualifying offers to them.
Saudi Aramco offers to increase oil supply to India
US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $62 per barrel, down $0.12, making good on some earlier losses. Brent crude oil futures were at $69.94 per barrel, 6 cents, or 0.1 percent, above their last close.
Avalanche's game-tying goal overturned in Game 7 loss
This is Game 7, and one power play or one goal could be the difference between an extended postseason run and an extended summer. Pavelski's injury happened midway through the third period in Game 7 against Vegas on April 23 with San Jose trailing 3-0.
Duke and Duchess of Sussex name their baby Archie
Royal author Penny Junor has said that Prince Harry would have "dearly liked to have been a normal boy". The couple introduced their son to the world at a tightly-controlled event at Windsor Castle, England.
US seizes North Korean cargo ship for violating sanctions
President Donald Trump has raised the abduction issue during his meetings with Kim, no substantial progress has been seen. The latest firing also came as officials from the United States and Japan were visiting South Korea, including U.S.