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Kyrie Irving Ruled Out vs. Clippers After Knee Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

Kyrie Irving Ruled Out vs. Clippers After Knee Injury Diagnosed as Sprain

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after he suffered a right knee sprain, the team announced.

Irving already missed time this season with a hip injury and played just 60 games during the 2017-18 campaign, his first with the Celtics.

He entered Saturday averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game in 2018-19.

Irving missed Boston's run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season with a knee injury but posted 24.4 points and 5.1 assists per night behind 40.8 percent shooting from three-point range as he helped lead the C's to the No.

The Celtics will likely turn to Terry Rozier at point guard in Irving's absence, much like they did during last season's playoffs.

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