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Ainge: Kyrie taking too much of Celtics' blame

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says Kyrie Irving is taking too much of the blame for the team's disappointing season.

"It's unfortunate that one person gets credit or blame for a team's failures," Ainge said Wednesday. "We had a lot of reasons the team did not succeed this year. Kyrie deserves his share of the blame, but not any more than anybody else."

The Celtics managed just a No. 4 seed in the playoffs and lost to Milwaukee in five games. Irving shot 30% during the four-game losing streak that ended the season, and Boston fans began openly rooting for him to decline his option and become a free agent.