Mazz: Kyrie Irving is nothing but a big baby

And so this time, Kyrie engineered his own operation, recruiting Kevin Durant and signing with his favorite team as a child, the Nets. And he’s not happy now, either. Not long after Kyrie went AWOL for reasons only Kyrie understands, the Brooklyn Nets this week acquired the ballooning James Harden, adding fat to an escalating grease fire.

Mazz: Celtics have nowhere to hide this time

The youngest and most talented of the Celtics are now being schooled, plain and simple, and they look soft and weak. They build sizable leads and blow them, and now, behind closed doors after another demoralizing loss, their locker room is erupting.