CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics will relaxation star guard Kyrie Irving in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Irving is averaging 23.eight factors and the Celtics need to preserve him as contemporary as doable going into the postseason.
The Celtics have misplaced 4 straight and are fifth within the Jap Convention coming into Tuesday evening’s recreation in Cleveland.
Irving performed his first six seasons with Cleveland. The six-time All-Star demanded a commerce following the 2016-17 season and was dealt to Boston. He hasn’t performed in Cleveland for the reason that 2017-18 opener.
Celtics heart Al Horford (sore left knee) and ahead Jayson Tatum (again contusion) might return Tuesday. Coach Brad Stevens mentioned each had been “questionable to possible” on the workforce’s shootaround.