With 2-0 series lead, Kyrie Irving knows ‘big test' awaits on road


Kyrie Irving made it look easy in the Celtics' Game 2 win over the Pacers, but he knows nothing easy awaits him and the C's on the road.

Boston takes a 2-0 series lead into Indiana thanks largely to Irving's 37-point performance on Wednesday night. While Irving is pleased with the way the first two games have gone, he isn't getting complacent.

"Now, it's about going on the road and doing the same thing," Irving told reporters after the victory. "And playing with an intensity that's needed to get a big-time win on the road. That's where the big test comes."

The Pacers went 29-12 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season, so Irving is correct in pointing out the Celtics have a sizable challenge coming their way.

Still, what the C's were able to accomplish Wednesday night was impressive. They outscored Indiana 31-12 in the fourth quarter with Irving, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford all chiming in with clutch moments late.

Irving likes what he sees as his team moves on to Game 3 on Friday.

"I just love the sacrifices we're all making on this team," said Irving. "It's showing that it's well worth it. Those are two great wins at home, but now it’s time to go on the road, and I’m looking forward to that challenge with my brothers."

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