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The Boston Celtics have had their fair share of drama this season and you can see it starting to take a toll on this mix of savvy vets and younger players alike. I guess it's no coincidence that the Celtics are 8-2 this season without the cause of most of this drama – Kyrie Irving.
Even better for tonight's scenario, Boston is 6-0 at home with its star point guard in street clothes this season. So yeah, betting the Celtics seems like a smart play when they face the Pistons tonight.
"Kyrie just doesn't fit with what the Celtics want to get done. They are a better equipped team without Kyrie Irving. ... Without him, they're 8-2."@GregJennings on the Celtics defeating the Sixers pic.twitter.com/WPDI0kLzd2— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) February 13, 2019
FanDuel Sportsbook has listed the Celtics as 4-point favorites at home against the Detroit Pistons, with the moneyline odds to win outright set at -178. Boston won without Kyrie
Celtics short in the backcourt tonight with Kyrie Irving (knee) and Terry Rozier (illness) both out. Lots of Marcus Smart and Gordon Hayward handling the ball, one suspects.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) February 13, 2019
It's tough to speculate at this point, but most reports have Kyrie with one foot out of the door in Boston. If the Celtics record without their point guard is true to form, it would behoove the Celtics to give Terry Rozier the keys to leading this team. Rozier will miss tonight's game with an illness, but ultimately he has been a fantastic fill-in for Kyrie this season.
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