Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 120-107 win over Boston Celtics

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 120-107 win over Boston Celtics

Big man Al Horford has also been ruled out for Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Although players expectedly were mum about what exactly was said during the meeting, they provided a bit of insight shortly after the conversation was held.

"I think everyone can see that we've had some inconsistencies regarding our play", said Kyrie Irving.

"I get caught up in that as well".

"I didn't take anything personally from it, but we all got to be better".

"It was well-needed. It was definitely well-needed and we're trying to move forward in the right direction".

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"Much needed, much needed", said Irving when asked about the team meeting.

"I think anytime - even looking behind at the schedule we just played and now having a few days off, as you're preparing to get on the practice court and walkthroughs and those type of things - you're thinking about what you just finished and what's coming", Stevens said.

The upcoming stretch will be telling for the Celtics. They are 18-13 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The C's by and large have feasted on inferior opponents, but they'll now be tasked with breaking out of a slump against tough customers. Considering the Celtics' struggles no longer can be chalked up as "a slow start", Irving knows it's gut-check time for Boston.

"There's forty-nine more games to go, and this is where teams really show what they're made of over the next 20 games, the next 30 games or whatnot", said Irving. And this is a very unique position for some guys to be in.

"They missed a lot of shots", Bledsoe said. I'll be the first to admit I've dealt with my own challenges to be more consistent in the defensive end, do things for myself that would be more beneficial for our team. Finally, with just less than two minutes to go, Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer pulled most of his starters with their 22nd win of the campaign firmly secured. Players wouldn't get into specifics about what was said, but it was clear that inconsistent play following the eight-game winning streak was one of the topics discussed.

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