Kyrie Irving leaves game with knee injury

Kyrie Irving leaves game with knee injury

It was the biggest comeback by a team in the National Basketball Association the past two seasons, the largest in Clippers history and Boston's biggest blown lead since December 5, 2003, coming two nights after the Celtics spit the bit on an 18-point lead in a 129-128 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Lakers. He noted multiple times that the recent stretch - even when the team was winning - has not been "fun". "Trade deadline's over. You're competing for a championship and that's how we've got to approach these games", said Morris.

And atop of the team's attitude issues, he reiterated their lack of enjoyment this season - "Immean... it hasn't been fun for a long time, man". The Celtics have experienced quite the ups and downs this season, with periods of efficient basketball getting overshadowed by instances of internal frustration, but the past two losses were arguably their lowest point this season.

Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday's matchup. "They're enjoying everything, they're playing together, and they're playing to win".

Head to head, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, the Celtics are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Philadelphia.

Per usual, Brad Stevens was quick to place the blame on himself. "When I look at us I just see a bunch of individuals".

"For me it's not really about the loss". That's the goal. Trade deadline's over. "I look at all these other teams and guys are moving the ball, guys are helping each other out on defence... when I look at this team I don't see that".

He leads the team in scoring averaging 23.6 points a game.

"This is the team we're rocking with".

Irving, who helped Cleveland win the 2016 National Basketball Association title before being traded to Boston in 2017, helped the United States group of National Basketball Association stars to 2016 Rio Olympic gold.

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