ESPN Has New Injury Update For Kyrie Irving

Lynette Rowe
February 12, 2019

Two days after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers on a buzzer-beater, the Boston Celtics dropped another tough game at home to an LA team.

Irving was playing defense during Boston's game against the Los Angeles Clippers and came up a bit gimpy, running into a screen from Danilo Gallinari as he was trying to close out on an attempted three by Garrett Temple.

Irving, who's dealt with knee problems before, doesn't appear to have a serious injury on his hands. It was the biggest comeback by a team in the National Basketball Association the past two seasons, the largest in Clippers history and Boston's biggest blown lead since December 5, 2003, coming two nights after the Celtics spit the bit on an 18-point lead in a 129-128 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics are now fifth in the Eastern conference.

Boston forward Marcus Morris had some brutally honest quotes after Saturday night's loss. I don't see the joy in the game.

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The Celtics back-to-back blown 20-point leads certainly calls for some self-reflection upon the team as they fall to the No. 5 seed in the East at 35-21, 6.5 games back from first place where most people expected them to be at this point in the season.

"I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench".

Morris said there are no more excuses with the trade deadline behind them. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals". No one's getting traded; trade deadline is over.

"I just want to win and I want to have fun - we gotta have fun doing this thing man", he continued. Whatever it takes, I'm with it. This is what we're going with. If they want to take me out of the starting lineup, get some juice in there, I'm with it. "It's unacceptable for what we did with a team of our caliber".

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