After playing just 16 minutes in the first half of a game against the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving did not return for the third quarter.
Irving was later ruled out with knee soreness and the Celtics fell to Indiana 99-97.
No sign of Kyrie on the Cs bench either. Didn’t appear to quite have his usual burst in the first half.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 12, 2018
Irving was 3 of 6 in the game, with seven points and four rebounds. He had a plus-11 at the time and Boston led 50-40 at the break.
— Celtics on CLNS (@CelticsCLNS) March 12, 2018
Irving missed a game last week with knee soreness, but returned to play 30 high quality minutes in a win over Minnesota on Thursday. After the game, Irving spoke about how he may sit out a few more upcoming games to rest up. The Celtics have a healthy lead for the No. 2 seed and it’d be an uphill battle to catch Toronto at this point.
Stay tuned to CLNSMedia.com for more on Irving’s situation, the Garden Report and Pat Kozelka’s postgame recap on the Boston Celtics Newsfeed.