Kyrie Irving

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Alex Reimer
April 20, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Kyrie Irving’s knee injury was disastrous for the Celtics. It will likely take them out of the contention for a NBA Finals berth in a wide open Eastern Conference. But one positive from Irving’s absence is that the Celtics’ younger players are getting an opportunity to fill the void. Much of the...
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Terry Rozier
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Josue Pavon
April 16, 2018 - 3:31 pm
Before making his first career playoff start against the Bucks on Sunday, Terry Rozier spent some time with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. The two hung out at Irving's home, where they relaxed, laughed and enjoyed each other's company. Rozier left with Irving's sneakers, since the veteran won't need...
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Marcus Morris
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John Tomase
April 15, 2018 - 5:57 pm
Picture a random NBA game with star teammates fouled out in overtime. The final frantic moments become a scramble for survival. If the remaining mismatched parts somehow produce a win, thank a higher power you only had to navigate the last 150 seconds. Now imagine that scenario playing out for 48...
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Ryan Hannable
April 07, 2018 - 4:56 pm
On Saturday, the Celtics offered an update on Kyrie Irving. According to the team, the guard underwent successful surgery to remove two screws in his left patella. “The surgery went exactly as planned, and we expect Kyrie to be fully healthy for training camp in the fall,” president of basketball...
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Josue Pavon
April 07, 2018 - 8:18 am
The news of Kyrie Irving's season coming to an end was a devastating blow for the Celtics -- a team that was destined for a deep playoff run. Brad Stevens, who addressed the media for the first time since the news broke Thursday, expressed Irving's frustration before facing the Bulls at TD Garden...
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Lucy Burdge
April 06, 2018 - 4:21 pm
The Celtics’ injury bug has extended from the players themselves to their pets. Gordon Hayward’s dog, Bubbie, is scheduled to have ACL surgery on Friday, Hayward and his wife, Robin, announced . Gordon Hayward’s dog to have ACL surgery today. pic.twitter.com/UDgTBN0EqP — Boston.com Celtics News (@...
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John Tomase
April 06, 2018 - 11:24 am
The Celtics lost Gordon Hayward and won 16 straight games. They lost Marcus Smart and won five out of six. They lost Kyrie Irving and reeled off six in a row. Each time, to varying degrees, we wrote them off. Hayward's broken ankle meant they'd fight to make the playoffs. Smart's sliced thumb would...
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Alex Reimer
April 06, 2018 - 10:31 am
This season was supposed to end with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving squaring off in the Eastern Conference Finals. All of the backstabbing, subtweeting and subsequent hugging was going to manifest itself in an epic series between the mentor and his protege. We have been robbed. Irving will undergo...
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Alex Reimer
April 05, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Kyrie Irving offered some perspective Thursday on the devastating revelation that he will need to undergo a second knee procedure and miss the entire playoffs. In an Instagram post, Irving said he views the setback as a test of his personal willpower. “The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept...
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Alex Reimer
April 05, 2018 - 1:21 pm
The Celtics’ playoff hopes just got a lot more grim. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure Saturday to remove two screws implanted in his patella, the team announced Thursday. Irving first suffered the knee injury in the 2015 NBA Finals with Cleveland and got the two screws...
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