Knee sprain not serious for Celtics' Irving

Knee sprain not serious for Celtics' Irving

Irving clipped his knee in the 2nd quarter of action, never to return - his injury to be re-assessed this afternoon by team officials.

First, the Boston Celtics lost their point guard.

The Celtics later announced that Irving suffered a sprained right knee and would be out the rest of the game.

Forward Marcus Morris unloaded to reporters after the Boston Celtics gave up a 28-point lead in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.

Irving missed the end of last season and the playoffs after having surgery on his left knee to remove two screws from his patella that were inserted in 2015 to fix a fracture he suffered during that year's NBA Finals. He had the screws removed in April. We're not competing at a high level.

They have won 10 of their last 12 games, with their two losses during that stretch coming in close games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

"I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench, jumping on the court, doing all this stuff that looks like they're enjoying their teammates' success", Morris continued.

Irving, 26, is averaging 23.6 points, 6.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds in 47 games (all starts) this season. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals". "We have to genuinely want to win".

Morris hinted at trade deadline drama that may have built up before last Thursday. Now I am not going to overreact over a simple loss in February, but this is no simple loss. That has to be the first goal.

I'm trying to win and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to win... If you want to take me out the lineup and get some juice in it, I'm with it.

"This is the team we're rocking with. It's unacceptable for what we did with a team of our caliber".