Video: Kyrie Irving swerves past Danny Green for floater
Kyrie so crafty 🎨 pic.twitter.com/TPYDqFFS0I
— ESPN (@espn) January 17, 2019
Irving returned to action for the Celtics after sitting out Monday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets with a recent quad injury.
The 26-year-old point guard has continuously proved why he is atop the list the league’s toughest players to stay in front of. In his second season in Boston, Irving is averaging 22.7 points, 6.4 assists, and 4.8 rebounds on 48.9 percent shooting.
Irving has spent a lot of time off the court for the Celtics, including a season-ending injury in 2017-18 which prevented him from making any impact in their playoff run last March. The team will continue to try and keep him as healthy as possible moving forward, but he has already four games this season.
The Celtics head into the game sitting at 25-18 and fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. Though they aren’t reigning in the East like many thought they’d be at this point of the year, opposing teams should always expect them to light a fire when nobody’s missing from the active lineup on a given night.
Marcus Smart was sidelined for his first game of the season against Brooklyn. However, Smart hopped right back into the mix when Toronto came to town.