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CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — It was after the Celtics’ loss to Portland that dropped them to 7-6 that Kyrie Irving surfaced perhaps the most uncomfortable quote of the young season. “You know, looking at this locker room, just me being in my eighth year and being a quote-unquote veteran, as well as Al [Horford] and [Aron] Baynes,” he told reporters. “Right now I think that it would be nice if we had someone that was a 15-year vet, 14-year vet, that could just kind of help us race along the regular season and help us understand that it’s a long marathon rather than just a full-on sprint of when you want to play, when you want to do what you want to do. It’s all about attitude and effort, that’s all it is.” Since then the Celtics have seemingly uncovered a more consistent winning formula, winning three straight while improving to 13-10. But that doesn’t mean what Irving said should be ignored. Just ask Ray Allen. Talking to WEEI.com at the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic, the 18-year NBA veteran explaine
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