Celtics presently sitting in fifth within the Eastern Conference.
Boston Celtics All Star level guard Kyrie Irving reportedly plans to overlook a few video games down the ultimate stretch of the common season, to make sure that he’s as properly rested as potential for the NBA playoffs.
The Celtics (43-28) are presently seeded fifth within the Eastern Conference, only a half recreation again of the Indiana Pacers, and three again of the third seed Philadelphia 76ers. However, Irving is not too involved with the place the Celtics fall within the common season standings, in keeping with Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald.
Boston will tackle the Sixers in Philadelphia tonight with a chance to comb the season collection. Additionally, the Celtics (Three-Zero in opposition to Philly thus far this season) can clinch a playoff spot with a victory and an Orlando Magic loss.
Irving, who’s averaging 23.7 factors, 7.1 assists, and 5.1 rebounds per recreation, is predicted to be within the lineup. Gordon Hayward, nonetheless, has already been dominated out. Hayward continues to be within the NBA’s concussion protocol after he collided with Atlanta Hawks huge man John Collins over the weekend.
Celtics vs Sixers, airing on ESPN, is scheduled to tip off at 7pm ET tonight.