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The Celtics continue to lean on Kyrie Irving at the end of games. But it’s a formula that isn’t always going to translate into wins, as was evident in Boston’s 117-112 loss to the Hornets Monday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) Sure, it was Irving’s 23 points in the fourth quarter and extra period that made all the difference in Friday night’s win over the Raptors. As did his 18 points at the end of a comeback win over the Suns pushed Boston to its only win of a five-game road trip. However, for a team that shot 50.6 percent, including six players that scored in double figures against the Hornets Monday night, it was evident the Celtics had options down the stretch.  Following Kemba Walker’s 3-pointer that pushed the Hornets’ lead to five with four minutes left to play, Irving took five of the Celtics’ following six attempts before Walker drained a dagger trey that sealed Boston’s fate. Coming off of his sizzling 60-point performance on Saturday in a losing effort, Walker picked up where he left of
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