Soreness in point guard Kyrie Irving’s left knee will keep him out of Monday’s road contest against the Bulls, according to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
“He aggravated it the other night [in Houston],” said Stevens. “He was playing and felt it throughout the night… Woke up yesterday, felt a little bit better, woke up today [and] did not feel any better. So obviously with that left knee, we’re going to make sure that we do right by Kyrie first and foremost and make sure he feels great.”
The 25-year-old Irving struggled mightily in Saturday’s 123-120 loss to the Rockets, converting on just six of his 17 field goal attempts (35.3 field goal percentage) and finishing with 18 points and six assists in over 35 minutes of action.
Irving leads the Green with 24.8 points and 5.1 assists per game, and has missed six games due to injury this season. The Celtics are 4-2 in those six contests.
But it could be worth noting that one of those two losses did come in a road loss against the Bulls back on Dec. 11.
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