Celtics’ Kyrie Irving not concerned about shoulder injury
Per Jared Weiss of The Athletic, Irving said that he already saw the doctors and is sure that he’ll be fine moving forward:
Kyrie on shoulder: "It just caught me weird on my shoulder. Probably my AC joint or something like that. I’m not diagnosing myself. I’m pretty sure I saw the doctors afterwards & it’s probably just the AC joint or something going on there, but I’ll be alright."
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) December 7, 2018
Irving suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of their 128-120 win over the Knicks. Late in the game, Irving was seen icing his shoulder, but even head coach Brad Stevens downplayed the injury.
In their win, Irving recorded a team-high 22 points, eight assists, and four rebounds. Teammate Jaylen Brown chipped in 21 points in his return to the lineup, while big man Al Horford had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
The Knicks, meanwhile, saw contributions from Tim Hardaway Jr. (22 points), Emmanuel Mudiay (17 points), and Enes Kanter (14 points and 11 rebounds).
The Celtics are now 14-10 and have won four straight. This ties their longest streak for the season, which could be a sign of good things to come. After a stellar playoff performance last season, much is expected from the Celtics this year, but they have performed rather inconsistently.
Kyrie Irving and the Celtics will head to the United Center to duel with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, when they can extend their streak to five. After that, they’ll host Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.