Stephen Jackson is in Kyrie Irving’s (digital) ear — for better or for worse.

Irving dropped 20 points and dished out seven assists Sunday afternoon in the Boston Celtics’ Game 1 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Like his teammates, Irving was a bit off in the first half at TD Garden but came out firing in the third quarter and helped lead the Celtics to a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven NBA playoffs series.

Jackson texted Irving after the game, and the former NBA player revealed during Monday morning’s “First Things First” episode what he told the Celtics guard.

Well, there you have it.

The Celtics and Pacers will resume their series Wednesday night. Tipoff at TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.

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