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Kristaps Porzingis knows it’s time for Celtics to turn on the Jets

Porzingis and the Celtics want to stay hungry.



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The Boston Celtics have been the best team in the NBA all season long, and they have championship aspirations. However, they recently lost back-to-back games against the Atlanta Hawks, who are in 10th place in the East. Kristaps Porzingis knows that the Celtics can’t wait until the playoffs to turn things on. They need to get going right now, and they got a big bounce back win on Saturday against the New Orleans Pelicans.

“We just knew we couldn’t be in cruise control,” Kristaps Porzingis said, according to an article from “These teams are hungry. They need wins. Maybe at this point of the season, we don’t need them as much, but still, we want to come out here and compete at a high level every night. Once we hit another gear, the game just flipped.”

The Celtics have the best record in the NBA as they are 58-16 and they are going to be the one seed in the East. However, everyone else is fighting for seeding, and Porzingis knows that they need to remain hungry like everyone else.

“We want to be a hungry team no matter what,” Porzingis said. “Back-to-back losses to Atlanta, that’s not our DNA. It just didn’t sit right with us. We came out here tonight and got us a dub.”

Boston will be an interesting team to watch in the playoffs. They have had a lot of disappointing postseason finishes in recent years, and they are trying to end that skid this season and finish out on top. This seems like their best chance to do it.

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