BRIGHTON - Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday’s matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers due to a right knee strain. Irving suffered the injury during the second quarter of Saturday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. He was previously listed as day-to-day.
Brad Stevens was asked about the injury on Monday following practice at the Auerbach Center, and said that he’ll miss Tuesday’s game, but doesn’t have an update for Wednesday’s matchup with the Detroit Pistons.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs. Philadelphia:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 11, 2019
Aron Baynes (left foot contusion) - OUT
Kyrie Irving (strained right knee) - OUT
“Kyrie’s not going,” said Stevens. “I have no idea what that means for Wednesday. He’s not playing tomorrow.” Irving was at practice today in sweats.
The Celtics have started Terry Rozier in Irving’s most recent absences, so expect to see him in the starting lineup tomorrow against the Sixers. Stevens was very complimentary of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon.
“Philly is playing great,” said Stevens. “They were already good (before acquiring Tobias Harris), like really good. Really well coached, great system, great energy. Now they’re pretty close to ridiculous. That’s a heck of a team.”
The Sixers and Celtics tip-off at 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday night.