Kyrie Irving remained confident in his shooting ability after scoring 23 points on 7-of-22 shooting in the Boston Celtics' game 4 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. The loss puts the Celtics down 3-1 in the series.
Irving has shot 19-for-62 in his last 3 games.
"Who cares? I'm a basketball player. Prepare the right way. Like I said, it's a little different when your rhythm is challenged every play down. You're being picked up full court. They're doing things to test you. The expectations on me are going to be sky-high. I try to utilize their aggression against them and still put my teammates in great position while still being aggressive. I'm trying to do it all. For me, the 22 shots? I should have shot 30. I'm that great of a shooter," said Irving when asked about his shooting.
Irving added that his confidence was "unwavering."
Marcus Morris said that the Celtics' offensive woes are dictating their lack of intensity on defense.
"I'm sorry to say it, but our offense is dictating our defense. We're not making shots. We're not getting back. I feel like we've been pretty soft a little bit," said Morris.