When: Fri., Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m. 2017
The longest winning streak of the young NBA season belongs to Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, who recently reeled off an astounding 16 straight victories after starting their season with a pair of losses. With All-Star Gordon Hayward likely sidelined indefinitely due to injury, Irving has been masterful for the Celtics, toying with defenders and taking over crunch time in multiple come-from-behind wins. Dominican baller Al Horford has been key to Boston’s early success, providing flow to the Celtics’ offensive game with his underrated passing, while former Spur Aron Baynes has added formidable muscle on the boards. As six-time All-Star Tony Parker settles back into his starting role, San Antonio takes another step closer to the on-court continuity that has heralded the Spurs’ success. Parker remarkably looks as spry as ever which, along with the addition of his “corporate knowledge,” bodes well for the Spurs against the standout team in the East.