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SportIrving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120

05:05  15 march  2019
05:05  15 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Celtics G Kyrie Irving out vs. Kings with bruised left thigh

Celtics G Kyrie Irving out vs. Kings with bruised left thigh Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss the game against the Sacramento Kings with a thigh injury.The team said Irving will miss the game Wednesday night with a bruised left thigh. Irving played the previous night in Golden State, recording 19 points and 11 assists in 30 minutes of a 128-95 victory for the Celtics.Irving is Boston's leading scorer at 23.4 points per game, along with 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds. The Celtics entered the game in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, 2½ games behind Philadelphia in the race for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball and https://twitter.

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Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Boston overcome a 17-point first-half deficit to beat Sacramento 126 - 120 on Thursday night. Kings : Outscored the Celtics 22-11 in fast-break points. Celtics : Irving is the first Celtics player to record 30-plus points and a triple - double in

Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120© The Associated Press Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 126-120 on Thursday night.

It was Irving's second career triple-double. His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.

Jaylen Brown added 22 points, and Marcus Morris had with 21 points and 13 rebounds.

It was Boston's second victory over Sacramento in eight days, and the Celtics' fourth win in five games overall.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to rest against Cavs, his former team

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to rest against Cavs, his former team CLEVELAND (AP) The Boston Celtics will rest star guard Kyrie Irving against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving is averaging 23.8 points and the Celtics want to keep him as fresh as possible going into the postseason. The Celtics have lost four straight and are fifth in the Eastern Conference entering Tuesday night's game in Cleveland. Irving played his first six seasons with Cleveland. The six-time All-Star demanded a trade following the 2016-17 season and was dealt to Boston. He hasn't played in Cleveland since the 2017-18 opener.

BOSTON – Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 126 - 120 on Thursday night. It was Irving ’s second career triple - double . His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.

Irving gets his second triple - double of career as Celtics clawback from 17-point deficit. Celtics first half was uncharacteristic for very distinct ways. For one, they started the game slow which mostly hadn’t been a problem on their road trip and they couldn’t hit a three-pointer to save their lives, going 1/12 in

Buddy Hield led Sacramento with 34 points. The Kings lost for the 11th straight time in Boston.

PACERS 108, TUNDER 106

INDIANAPOLIS — Wesley Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and Indiana overcame an 18-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City.

Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points against his former team, and the Pacers won their second straight by erasing the Thunder's lead in the final 15 minutes. Indiana's magic number for clinching a playoff spot is one.

Paul George led the Thunder with 36 points in his second trip back to Indianapolis since a blockbuster trade in July 2017. Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

MAGIC 120, CAVALIERS 91

ORLANDO, Fla. — Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, D.J. Augustin added 20 points and seven assists and Orlando routed Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving questions Celtics coaches over defensive strategy on Kemba Walker

Kyrie Irving questions Celtics coaches over defensive strategy on Kemba Walker Kyrie Irving voiced some complaints about the Celtics’ coaching after Boston lost 124-117 to the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. Walker scored 36 points and added 11 rebounds and nine assists in the win. He was 11 of 25 from the field, including 6-of-13 on threes. Asked how tough Walker is to stop when he’s playing like that, Irving said the Celtics should trap him more “like every other team does in the league.” He also said Walker torches them every time. Kyrie Irving after the #Celtics blew an 18-point 4Q lead, questions defense on Kemba Walker. pic.twitter.

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to beat the Sacramento Kings 126 - 120 on Thursday night. It was Irving 's second career triple - double . His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.

Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Boston overcome a 17-point first-half deficit to beat Sacramento 126 - 120 on Thursday night. It was Irving 's second career triple - double . His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.

Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic. They won for only the second time in six games while chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Collin Sexton scored 23 points for Cleveland.

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Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120© The Associated Press Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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