Celtics' Kyrie Irving to sit out Cavs game with flu-like symptoms
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will sit out Wednesday's home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of flu-like symptoms.
The Celtics (29-18) have won four on the bounce, with Irving leading the way. He has averaged almost 31 points per game in the streak, some seven points over his team-leading season average (23.5 ppg).
Boston, who had already confirmed Al Horford would be rested for the game, confirmed Irving's absence in a tweet.
The Celtics enter the clash in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, while the Cavaliers (9-39) have the worst record in the NBA.
#NEBHInjuryReport Kyrie Irving (flu-like symptoms) is OUT tonight vs Cleveland.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 23, 2019