Boston Celtics

By Ty Anderson,

After a mild three-point performance in a win over Detroit last Saturday, the worst single-game effort of his 66-game tenure with the Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving apparently found the solution for Game 67: a haircut.

Matched up against the Pistons for the second time in four nights, Irving posted a season-high 31 points behind a 10-of-16 night from the field (and with makes on four of his seven attempts from deep) as the Celtics outlasted the Pistons by a 108-105 final.

No. 11 in white simply made life hell for every Piston defender that dared guard him, and was truly in his zone during a 1:37 stretch that saw him drain three three-pointers.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens knows this could be the start of a heater for the ultra-talented Irving, too.

“Law of averages, which means he’s got a few more coming,” Stevens said after the victory. “He’s way too good of a scorer for the ball not to go in for very long, and that stuff all evens out over time.”

As for the hair, Irving considers it a return to normalcy.

“I had a great run with it. It was a great afro. I’m happy I did it,” Irving joked. “Now it’s time to get back to what I’m used to, having a low haircut, not so much maintenance. I don’t have to get out of the shower and friggin’ dry my hair all the time.”

Elsewhere on the Celtic roster, it was Jaylen Brown that truly created separation between the C’s and Pistons with a clutch three-pointer dropped with just 1:06 left in the fourth quarter. Marcus Morris continued to shine off the Boston bench, too, finishing with at least 15 points for the fifth time in seven appearances this season.

The Celtics host the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks this Thursday.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 98.5 The Sports Hub. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter @_TyAnderson.