Boston Celtics

By Matt McCarthy,

Kyrie Irving will not suit up for the Celtics in Tuesday night’s contest against the Philadelphia 76ers due to his sprained right knee.

The team announced Monday that Irving is out at least through Tuesday and added that his status for Wednesday’s game against Detroit remains up in the air. The Celtics are then off for eight days for the NBA All-Star break.

Irving tweaked the knee in Saturday night’s loss to the Clippers while he was contesting a Garrett Temple three-point attempt in the second quarter. The Celtics collapsed after he left the game and blew a 28-point lead and lost by 11 points.

The Green have not played well without Irving on the road this season. In fact, their struggles away from Boston without their star point guard date back to last season.

Irving’s status remains day-to-day. It was reported over the weekend that the injury is not believed to be serious.

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