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Kyrie Irving not particularly disappointed in Celtics’ loss on Christmas

The Boston Celtics continued to their recent skid after falling 111-103 against the Washington Wizards on Christmas Day, marking their third loss in the last four games.

Despite that, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving voiced no concern at all with the Celtics being upended by the Wizards, according to Jay King of MassLive.com.

It was a tough road game against one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference that saw their dynamic backcourt lead the way. All-Star point guard John Wall had a double-double with 21 points and 14 assists meanwhile Bradley Beal recorded 25 points. Meanwhile, Otto Porter also contributed 20 points with three 3-pointers.

The Celtics had a pair of 20-point outings from Irving and rookie Jayson Tatum while Al Horford had an all-around performance with 12 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. They had held a 95-90 lead on Irving’s 3-pointer with just over six minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Wizards responded with a 12-0 run that helped push them on top.

Irving may not voice any concern, but it’s hard to ignore that the Celtics are 11-8 since starting the season with a 16-2 record. There are some issues that Boston has to work through such as getting Jaylen Brown back in rhythm after dealing with a knee injury. With the season nearing the halfway point, there is still plenty of time for the team to work out kinks.

On top of that, the Wizards and Celtics have had a heated rivalry over the last year and a half, with many altercations and words being said when Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas were still members of the Boston team. Fans and players who watched those battles surely wanted to come out on top of the Christmas Day game, but Irving, who wasn’t a part of those matchups, wasn’t overly concerned.