Boston Celtics

Nov 14, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) controls the ball during the first half against the Chicago Bulls at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

From the NBA Newswire at

The Boston Celtics announced on Sunday night that Kyrie Irving is day-to-day with a strained right knee suffered on Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. Doctors found the injury after an MRI on Sunday at New England Baptist Hospital.

Irving first suffered the knee injury in the second quarter as he collided with the Clippers’ Ivica Zubac. He’d scored 14 points in 14 minutes prior to that. The Celtics ultimately lost 123-112, blowing a 28-point lead in the process.

The injury is unfortunate timing for the Celtics, who head to Philadelphia Tuesday for a big matchup with the 76ers. They also have key road contests against the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors coming after the All-Star break.

Irving had been averaging 29 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 9.9 assists per game heading into Saturday.

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