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

20:05  26 march  2019
20:05  26 march  2019 Source:

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

Irving has triple-double, Celtics beat Kings 126-120 Aaron Gordon scored 21 points, D.J. Augustin added 20 points and seven assists and Orlando routed Cleveland.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. ___ More AP NBA: and© 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.

Celtics' Kyrie Irving to rest against Cavs, his former team © GI BOSTON, MA - MARCH 24: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics gives a thumbs up during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at TD Garden on March 24, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) 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.

Kyrie Irving ‘definitely’ taking games off before playoffs

Kyrie Irving ‘definitely’ taking games off before playoffs The Boston Celtics are comfortably settled into the middle of the Eastern Conference with less than a month remaining in the regular season. Looking ahead to the playoffs, Kyrie Irving has made it clear he fully intends to take it easy before the postseason battles take place. “I’m definitely taking some games off before the playoffs,” Irving said, per Jay King of The Athletic. “It just makes no sense to put emphasis on these regular-season games when you know you’re gearing up for some battles coming in the playoffs.” Somewhat ironically, Irving also says the Celtics aren’t ready to settle into a playoff mentality just yet.

Celtics center Al Horford (sore left knee) and forward Jayson Tatum (back contusion) could return Tuesday. Coach Brad Stevens said both were ''questionable to probable'' at the team's shootaround.

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Kyrie Irving Will Reportedly Meet With Lakers in Free Agency.
The future is uncertain in Los Angeles after the ​resignation of president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Tuesday night. Beyond that, nobody is sure of what is going on with the fate of Luke Walton and the Lakers young core. But the team is aiming to be a star-centric franchise again, and may be looking to make a big offseason splash to reunite of a pair of former teammates. Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving will reportedly

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