Celtics news: Kyrie Irving to return vs. Timberwolves
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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving to return vs. Timberwolves

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving has built quite a lasting impression upon the NBA in his seven year NBA career. Irving, the incredible ball-handling wizard, has proved to be among the league’s best point guards. In fact, Irving hit the famous go-ahead 3-pointer in the 2016 NBA Finals. This season, Irving has played well for the Celtics, arguably even better than his previous seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Even when Irving missed some games, the Celtics truly never missed a beat. On Monday, the Celtics obliterated the Chicago Bulls 105-89 without Irving in the lineup. It is amazing what Irving has brought to the Celtics, yet he encountered a scary knee injury against the Houston Rockets. After missing just one game, Irving is now set to return to the Celtics lineup as they take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday.

The Celtics are currently ranked second in the entire Eastern Conference, even ahead of Irving’s old team the Cleveland Cavaliers. Though, one of the Celtics’ goal this season was to capture the conference’s best spot and secure home court advantage throughout the postseason. This strategy would give the Celtics an viable advantage against the Raptors and the Cavaliers if both teams should meet later down the road. Although Irving’s health is the number one priority for the Celtics moving forward, it is plausible that the Celtics don’t want Irving missing substantial time so they can pursue the best record in the Eastern Conference.

In any case, the Celtics should be glad that Irving is returning to their lineup to help them defeat one of the best teams in the league.