"There's no excuses", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said when asked how much of the loss can be attributed to Irving's injury.
The Boston Celtics guard left Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with five minutes left in the second quarter after he hurt his knee while attempting to defend Garrett Temple and didn't return.
Boston Celtics veteran forward Marcus Morris had a stern message for his team following their complete collapse against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
Kyrie finished with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting, two assists, and a rebound.
Over the last three seasons, Philly is 38-19 ATS (66.7%) at home against over-.500 teams - the most-profitable team in the National Basketball Association in that spot (ahead of the Celtics, who rank second).
The Celtics blew a 28 point lead against the Clippers the other night and now sit in 5th place in the Eastern conference.
A sure sign Horford's defense is working: Embiid tends to take a lot of 3s against the Celtics - he attempted eight (!) on Tuesday night, only making two of them.
The Celtics next take the court Tuesday at Philadelphia.
"I mean, it hasn't been fun for a long time, man", said Morris. We're going to lose games, but we don't have no attitude, we don't have no toughness, we ain't having fun. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals." he added. Whatever it takes, I'm with it. He said if a move to the bench helped the team, he'd be all for it. That's a win, I guess. After topping Philly 112-109, the Kyrie Irving-less Celtics embraced one another on the floor at the Wells Fargo Center, following arguably their most impressive win of the season. "I told them literally to keep the game as simple as possible; imagine you're in high school in a park and you're trying to win and there's no next". Danilo Gallinari had 19 points and 10 rebounds and trade deadline acquisition Landry Shamet scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.
"It's very unacceptable for a team of our caliber".