CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Boston Celtics face the Cavaliers Tuesday night in Cleveland, but star point guard Kyrie Irving will not be taking the court at the Q against his former team.
The Celtics say Irving will be sitting for “load management.”
Tuesday’s matchup will be the fourth game between the Celtics and Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season. Irving played only one of those games. He scored 29 points in Boston’s 128-95 win at home on Nov. 30, 2018.
The 27-year-old played his first six seasons in Cleveland. He helped lead the team to three NBA Finals appearances and one NBA championship in 2016.
When asked what going back to Cleveland means to him ahead of Tuesday night’s game, Irving reportedly said it doesn’t mean much at all.