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Kyrie Irving scored 33 points with one rebound, seven assists, one steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Nuggets during a 124-118 win on Wednesday. That's a season high in scoring for the Celtics as they also surrendered their most points this season. A 30-point game is nothing special for Irving these days with seven of those in his last 13 games, after he had just one in his first 15 as a Celtic. As per usual, Irving was tremendous in the fourth with his nine points on just five used possession (four FGA, one turnover) and his two blocks also came in the fourth. Irving's 40.9 usage rate in the fourth is even more impressive when you consider he has a 59.6 TS% and he keeps his turnovers down. Apparently, coach Brad Stevens has a secret about making his point guards play amazing late in games.

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Dec 13 - 10:53 PM

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Irving (quad) will play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets. Irving missed Monday's contest with a bruised quad, but was given a probable designation heading into Wednesday, so this was the expected move all along. He'll take back his spot in the starting lineup and doesn't appear to be on any restrictions. Also, with Al Horford getting the night off for rest, Irving could be relied upon even more offensively than usual. Marcus Smart, who started for Irving on Monday, will remain in the lineup at shooting guard, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum shifting down a spot to cover Horford's absence.

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Dec 13 - 5:50 PM

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Kyrie Irving (quad) will play Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. Irving should be busy on the offensive end with Al Horford (rest) taking the night off, and with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets, he's certainly someone to consider throwing out there in daily leagues. Get him active.

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Dec 13 - 5:49 PM

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Kyrie Irving (quad) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets. Irving missed Monday's game, the second half of a back-to-back set, with a minor quad issue but it looks like he'll be back on the floor on Wednesday. Al Horford will be rested on Wednesday, so Irving figures to be very busy on the offensive end. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.

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Dec 12 - 6:15 PM

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Irving (quad) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets. Irving was held out of Monday's contest with a left quad contusion, but it was clearly nothing serious, as he should be back Wednesday following just a one-game layoff. As long as Irving doesn't experience any uptick in discomfort during shootaround or pregame warmups, he should rejoin the starting lineup at point guard, with Marcus Smart heading back to the bench in the corresponding move. Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin should see decreased minutes as well.

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Dec 12 - 6:12 PM

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Irving will not play in Monday's game against the Bulls due to a left quad contusion. Given it's the Celtics' third road game in four days and against the Bulls, the team is likely just giving Irving the night off Monday, and there should be very little concern regarding Irving's appearance on the injury report. In his absence, Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin would all be in line for extended backcourt minutes in Chicago, with Smart being the most likely candidate to draw the start at point guard. Expect Irving to be back in the lineup Wednesday when the Celtics return home to play the Nuggets.

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Dec 11 - 2:43 PM

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Kyrie Irving (left quad contusion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Bulls. Irving did get kneed in the quad on a drive to the hoop by Andre Drummond on Sunday night, but his absence from Monday's game feels more precautionary than anything else on the second night of a back-to-back and with a matchup against the worst team out East. Marcus Smart will likely shift into the starting five tonight and there will be more minutes for Terry Rozier, while Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will see a big bump in usage.

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Dec 11 - 2:37 PM

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Irving scored 16 points (4-12 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), grabbed three rebounds, and collected three assists in 34 minutes Sunday in Boston's win over Detroit. It was a quiet night for Irving, but he carried his weight in what turned out to be a low scoring affair. Heading into this afternoon, Irving was shooting over 50-percent on three-pointers across his past five games. He continued his smooth shooting by connecting on three of four attempts Sunday. Irving continues to refine his game and mesh with his new teammates in his first season with Boston.

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Dec 10 - 10:11 PM

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Kyrie Irving cooled off vs. Detroit, making 4-of-12 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs to finish with 16 points, three boards, three assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes. Jayson Tatum was also relatively quiet with 11 points, four boards, three 3-pointers and one block, and the Celtics shot just 41.8% as a team tonight. They got the win anyway because of their elite defense, which suffocated the Pistons all night long -- Detroit shot a mere 33.3% from the field. Kyrie said ditching his protective mask didn't impact him tonight, and he should have a big bounce-back game vs. Chicago on Monday. His usage will also get a boost if Al Horford (knee) is forced to sit out.

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Dec 10 - 7:56 PM

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Kyrie Irving scored 36 points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and six 3-pointers during a 105-102 loss in San Antonio on Friday. He had a corner three attempt to tie this game on the last Boston possession, but it rattled out. Irving said he thought it was "cash money" and he credited coach Brad Stevens with the play design to get him free. The Celtics have lost just their second game with a lead to start the fourth quarter as they lost that frame 28-20. Irving has been a first-round player this season and his owners may actually be rooting for Boston losses to decrease the likelihood he gets rested in April.

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Dec 09 - 3:28 AM

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