BOSTON – Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter of Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and did not return.
On Sunday, Irving underwent an MRI and the Celtics issued a statement that his status was now day-to-day, an indication the injury was not serious.
Irving pulled up limping after fighting through a screen with just over four minutes left in the second quarter. He stayed in the game for a few possessions, missing a driving layup attempt, before coming out a minute and a half later.
The Celtics led by as many as 28 in the quarter and still were up 20 when Irving came out, but the Clippers outscored them 28-12 in the third quarter and 42-26 in the fourth en route to a 123-112 victory. It was the largest comeback in the NBA in the last two seasons.Irving had 14 points in as many minutes before leaving, making his only 3-point attempt and all five free throws.
He entered Saturday averaging 23.8 points per game in 32.9 minutes across 46 appearances.–Field Level Media