Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving.
The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that snapped New York's six-game losing streak.
"I was thinking about it since we lost to them," the Celtics point guard said after scoring 22 points to coast past the Knicks 128-100 on Thursday night and exact a measure of revenge for the embarrassing earlier loss. "I remember players from other teams asking about what's going on when we were 10-10."
Irving also had eight assists before leaving the game with about four minutes left,...