Then Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers came to town and turned a 28-point deficit into a 123-112 win, shocking the Boston Celtics-to the point where internal issues are bubbling over.
Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday's matchup.
Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris (13) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) center Al Horford (42) guard Brad Wanamaker (9) and guard Marcus Smart (36) wait for a video review during the second half against the LA Clippers at TD Garden. The Celtics are now fifth in the Eastern conference.
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The Clippers have enjoyed plenty of bright spots during the season, but I wouldn't expect too much from them the rest of the season as they have no intentions to make the playoffs if the trade of Tobias Harris was anything to go by.
Kyrie finished with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, two assists, and a rebound. The Lakers and Clippers are two of the teams most closely tied to Irving, so it can't help that the Celtics lost to them while he's still playing on the Celtics.
"For us to be a championship team, man, this s-- has to change", he said. "We have to genuinely want to win". "I look at all these other teams and guys are moving the ball, guys are helping each other out on defence... when I look at this team I don't see that". No one's getting traded; trade deadline is over. Whatever that takes, I'm with 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. "I'm trying to win". So, at the end of the day, man... it's unacceptable what we did tonight.