Knee sprain not serious for Celtics' Irving

L.A. Clippers Waive Marcin Gortat

L.A. Clippers Waive Marcin Gortat

Playing without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who sprained his right knee Saturday night, the Celtics beat the Sixers for the third straight meeting this season after defeating them in five games in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season.

Al Horford's stat line was a gem on Tuesday night, with the big finishing with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Celtics are still in decent shape at 35-21 on the season, but they look far from the team many expected to show up during the 2018-19 season.

A tightly fought game with the Philadelphia 76ers put Boston in a similar position to the one they were in against the Lakers a week prior, but a different result emerged: the Celtics held on to their lead.

He said so following a much-needed win over the Sixers Tuesday night in what was the Celtics' first game since Morris called his team out just three days prior, and the rest of his teammates had plenty of fun as well.

Boston Celtics find themselves in the midst of a dark cloud hovering over their franchise.

"I learned a lot in a really short time about this team", said Shamet, who came from the 76ers in the deal that sent Clippers leading scorer Tobias Harris to Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old Australian-born American, the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, underwent left knee surgery last April. We didn't get too high or too low. Even though we're winning, it's still not fun. He said if a move to the bench helped the team, he'd be all for it. We're going to lose games, but we don't have no attitude, we don't have no toughness, we ain't having fun. The force everybody played with and we just let it go.

They were subsequently outscored 83-44 without Irving. "We have to genuinely want to win". They want to take me out of the starting lineup, get some juice in there, I'm with it, man.

The final third, as I've admitted ... the tournament, looking at different people, is always on my mind, trying to figure that out when it matters most in April. The trade deadline's over.

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