Kyrie Irving to be Considered Day-to-Day After Knee Sprain


Another Los Angeles squad embarrassed Boston in the Celtics homecourt.

The sprained right knee that forced Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving from Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers is not considered serious and his status is day-to-day, ESPN reported Sunday.

"His knee buckled a little bit in the second quarter, and so that's all I know", he said. Boston had almost ended Cleveland's four-year reign atop the East without an injured Kyrie Irving, despite getting five minutes from the first year of the max contract of Gordon Hayward, who suffered a horrific leg injury in the team's season-opener.

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.

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Report: Irving day-to-day with knee sprain

The Clippers outscored the Celtics 75-44 from that point on, coming back from 28 points down to beat Boston 123-112. He noted multiple times that the recent stretch - even when the team was winning - has not been "fun". "Those things happen and we all have to pick up for that". The Celtics only scored 12 points in the third and 26 in the fourth while coughing up 42 fourth quarter points.

"I did a poor job of setting an example for these young guys what it's like to get something out of your teammates", Irving said afterward. "When I look at us I just see a bunch of individuals". "I look at all these other teams and guys are moving the ball, guys are helping each other out on defence... when I look at this team I don't see that".

Eight players finished in double figures for the Clippers, who just traded leading scorer Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia Sixers and quickly paraded 4 new players they acquired - Landry Shamet, Garrett Temple, Ivica Zubac, and JaMychal Green.

"For us to be a championship team, man, this shit has to change", Morris said. "This team, I feel a lot different about and I want to push us to that position". "Obviously, we've got a ways to go, but the really great teams get there". So, at the end of the day, man - it's unacceptable what we did tonight. "I'm trying to win".

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