Irving recorded 16 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), 10 assists, five rebounds and one steal across 27 minutes during a 108-100 win over the Hornets on Wednesday. Irving looked sharp in the team's preseason finale as he distributed the ball and was efficient shooting the ball. He had just three assists in his two previous preseason games, so the double-double effort in just 27 minutes is a good sign. All signs point toward a fantastic regular season on the way for Irving.
Irving (rest) will start during Wednesday's preseason game against the Hornets. Irving got the previous game off for rest. Wednesday marks the team's final preseason game, so there's a chance he'll see significant run to make sure the starters are on the same page heading into the opener.
Irving will be rested for Monday's game against the Sixers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Celtics will rest Irving, Gordan Hayward, Al Horford and Marcus Morris, meaning the likes of Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown should each pick up increased minutes. Consider Irving questionable to play in Wednesday's preseason finale against Charlotte.
Irving scored 21 points (7-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 25 minutes during Friday's preseason win over the 76ers. He gave Boston fans an early glimpse at what he brings to the lineup, leading the Celtics in scoring, threes and field-goal attempts while allowing Gordon Hayward to fill a point-forward role, not unlike the on-court relationship Irving had with LeBron James in Cleveland. The 25-year-old guard averaged a career-high 25.2 points a game last season with the Cavs, but as the unquestioned top option in the Celtics offense in 2017-18, he may be able to maintain that level of production.
Irving notched nine points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt), four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover across 19 minutes during Monday's preseason opener against the Hornets. The newly-formed trio of Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford appeared to play well together in their first matchup against an opposing team. While he played in just the first half, Irving got off 11 field goal attempts, which further suggests that he'll be relied upon as the go-to scorer despite playing alongside two very good offensive players in Hayward and Horford. That being said, it seems safe to assume that Irving's fantasy numbers should rise now that he's out of LeBron James' shadow.
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