Irving (quadriceps) isn't on the injury report for Wednesday's game against Toronto, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports. Kyrie got the night off Monday due to a quadriceps issue, but he looks to be ready to go for what figures to be a fascinating matchup between two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. Terry Rozier will shift back to a bench role now that Irving has returned from a brief absence.
Irving (quadriceps) confirmed that he won't be available to play Monday against the Nets. While Irving will be sidelined for the third time in eight games while he manages a right quadriceps contusion, the point guard is confident that his latest health setback isn't a long-term concern. In fact, Irving noted that he'll be back in action for the Celtics' subsequent contest Wednesday against Toronto, which would put him on track to play three games this week in the event he's also good to go for both ends of the team's back-to-back set over the weekend with the Grizzlies and Hawks. As for Monday's contest, Terry Rozier should be in store for extended run at point guard with both Irving and another key backcourt contributor in Marcus Smart (illness) both sidelined.
Irving will be a game-time decision for Monday's game against Brooklyn due to a right quadriceps bruise, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports. Irving evidently picked up the injury in his team's last game Saturday against Orlando, and his status for Boston's next matchup is up in the air. Expect an update on the star point guard's status as tipoff nears.
Irving scored a team-high 25 points (7-16 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 11-13 FT) while adding six assists, five rebounds, two steals and a block in 33 minutes during Saturday's 105-103 loss to the Magic. It's the first time in 19 games Irving failed to drain a three-pointer, although he made up for it at the charity stripe, setting new season highs in made and attempted free throws. The point guard's offensive production has been streaky all season but he may be heating up, scoring 20-plus in two straight games after not topping 17 in the three contests before that.
Irving totaled 12 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, two assists and a steal across 24 minutes Wednesday against Indiana. Irving has now played in two games since missing a pair of contests earlier in the month due to an eye issue, and although the Celtics didn't require much output from him Wednesday night, he appears back to his normal self. He knocked down 55.6 percent of his field goals and drained one of two threes in just 24 minutes. Now that Irving has two games under his belt after returning from a concerning injury, he could be in line for a big night Thursday in Miami.
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