According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Kyrie Irving's right knee sprain isn't serious and expected to be day-to-day. The Celtics haven't played since Saturday and they are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings, but I think the 76ers are a team on the rise and they will prove that with a statement win at home in this one. In that game, Boston allowed LA to come back from a 19-point deficit to eventually steal a win away from them. I just don't see the joy in the game.
The Celtics were in control of the game when Irving hurt his knee with about five minutes left in the second quarter while attempting to defend Garrett Temple at the top of the key.
"I watch all these other teams in the league, guys up on the bench, up on the court; they're doing stuff that looks like they're enjoying their teammate's success, they're enjoying everything and they're playing together".
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris (13) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) center Al Horford (42) guard Brad Wanamaker (9) and guard Marcus Smart (36) wait for a video review during the second half against the LA Clippers at TD Garden. "Those things happen and we all have to pick up for that". In his final season in Utah, Hayward averaged 21.9 points, while hitting 39.8 percent of 3-pointers.
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The Celtics could have bigger problems than Irving's status, though.
Morris started and scored 15 points and had six rebounds in the loss. "That was a learning experience for me, realizing the magnitude of my voice and what I mean to these guys".
Without Irving, Boston struggled to score in the third period. The talent remains as impressive as any team in the East.
"It's tough to win four straight and lose three straight", Morris said a few weeks earlier. "Trade deadline's over. You're competing for a championship and that's how we've got to approach these games", said Morris.