#NEBHInjuryReport for tonight’s game vs New York:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 31, 2018
Hayward - OUT - Left Ankle Rehab
Irving - OUT - Right Quad Contusion
Larkin - QUESTIONABLE - right knee soreness
Smart - OUT - right hand laceration
Yabusele - PROBABLE - left ankle sprain
Irving sustained the injury after catching a knee in the middle of his quad from Nuggets guard Jamal Murray. Shane Larkin is also questionable after missing Boston’s game in Denver Monady night, and with Marcus Smart out as well, we’ll get to see a lot of Terry Rozier.
Irving is averaging over 31 points 5.2 assists and 4.6 rebounds and shooting 50% from three over the last five games, so the Celtics will have their hands full without their best offensive player. The Celtics two lowest scoring games have come without Irving on the floor, and Boston’s young players will have to step up if they are to break that trend.
The Celtics and Knicks tip off at 8 p.m. EST at TD Garden as the Celtics look to carry their momentum from the end of their west coast road trip.