Celtics guard Kyrie Irving downplayed his shoulder damage after Boston topped the Knicks, 128-100 Thursday night time.
Irving left Thursday’s sport with 3:34 remaining within the fourth quarter after tweaking his proper shoulder on what he known as a “bizarre play.” He sat on the bench with ice on his shoulder and did not return because the Celtics already had secured the victory.
“It is like I acquired caught up as I used to be attempting to get the ball out and go it to Marcus (Morris) for a 3,” Irving stated, by way of NBC Sports. “It simply caught me bizarre on my shoulder. So it is in all probability an AC joint or one thing like that. I am not diagnosing myself, I am fairly certain. I noticed the medical doctors afterward they usually stated AC joint or one thing occurring there, however I will be alright.”
Irving had a robust night time as he scored a team-high 22 factors on 9-of-15 capturing and went 3-for-6 from 3-point vary. He added eight assists and 4 rebounds over 30 minutes.
The Celtics fell 117-109 to the Knicks on Nov. 21, and Irving stated after the sport he was happy with how Boston performed this time round.
“I believe I stated it on the final media session we had at follow [on Wednesday], only a lot completely different id,” Irving stated. “For us, simply having much more enjoyable, ensuring we’re taking note of element and ensuring that we’re enjoying at a stage that all of us demand out of one another.”
Boston has gained 4 straight and the staff holds a 14-10 file. The Celtics have a day without work earlier than dealing with the Bulls (5-20) on Saturday.