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.

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