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Celtics' Irving (knee strain) won't play vs. Sixers

Kyrie Irving is day-to-day after suffering a right knee strain against the LA Clippers on Saturday night, the Boston Celtics announced on Sunday. However, Irving will not play in Tuesday night’s road game against the Philadelphia 76ers (8 ET, TNT).

The Celtics point guard scored 14 points in 14 minutes before coming up hobbling with just over four minutes remaining in the second period. The five-time All-Star appeared to suffer the injury while navigating several off-ball screens on defense.

Irving is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds for Boston, which entered Saturday tied with Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The former first overall pick underwent surgery on his left knee in April, 2018.

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