Kyrie Irving
G BOS
8 hours ago

Irving led the Celtics with 30 points (10-12 FG, 5-6 3PT, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and five assists in a 110-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Ironically, the 12 shots taken were his lowest total of the season, despite finishing with his second-highest scoring total of the year. The elite efficiency has to be encouraging too, as Irving was shooting under 40 percent from the field through the first few weeks of November prior to this blow-up. He's also hitting just 34 percent of his three's, as Irving is one of few elite players who could see his numbers rise once his jumper starts falling. The fact that he's leading this team with 18.4 shots and a usage rate of 29.1 furthers that point, as he'll continue to play a huge role in the absence of Gordon Hayward (ankle).

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
2 days ago

Irving totaled 16 points (4-16 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), six assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block across 34 minutes during a 92-88 win over the Warriors on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Irving struggled with his shot again, but got to the foul line and sank some big free throws down the stretch in the win. His facial injury is likely bothering his shooting a bit, as did the tough matchup against the Warriors. Irving will likely start shooting a bit better in the team's next two games, against the lowly Hawks and Mavericks.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
4 days ago

Irving recorded 25 points (8-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes during a 109-102 win over the Nets on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Irving (face) returned from a one-game absence in effective fashion as he put up a game-high 25 points. He struggled a bit with his shot, however, as it marked the second consecutive full game in which he has played that he has shot 40 percent or below. Irving will get a tougher matchup with the Warriors on Thursday.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
5 days ago

Irving (face) will start at point guard for Tuesday's matchup with the Nets, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving was held out of Sunday's game against the Raptors with a minor facial fracture, but as expected, he'll return to the court Tuesday after successfully going through walkthrough earlier in the day. He's been fitted for a mask and it could take Irving a few games to get used to it, though he's not expected to be on any sort of minutes restrictions.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
5 days ago

Irving (face) went through walkthrough and is expected to play in Tuesday's game against the Nets, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like Irving's absence won't extend beyond one game with Brad Stevens fully planning on his point guard being active Tuesday night. Expect Irving to be a full go against the Nets, but he is expected to wear a mask for the next two weeks to protect the facial fracture he suffered.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
6 days ago

Irving (face) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's game against Brooklyn.

EDGE Analysis

While he'll carry a questionable designation into the contest, the expectation is that Irving will return to action Tuesday after he was held out of Sunday's win over Toronto. Irving took an elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes early in Friday's matchup with Charlotte, which resulted in a minor facial fracture. As a result, Irving was fitted for a mask over the weekend, which he's expected to wear for roughly two weeks.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
1 week ago

Irving (face) will not play Sunday against the Raptors, but he's not expected to miss more than one game, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving suffered a minor facial fracture during Friday's game against Charlotte, and he'll sit out Sunday due to swelling and general discomfort. The plan is for Irving to be fitted with a mask, which he'll wear for roughly two weeks, likely beginning with Tuesday's game in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
1 week ago

Irving suffered a minor facial fracture Friday and is not expected to play Sunday against the Raptors, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes on Friday, forcing him out of the team's win over Boston after just two minutes of action. The Celtics are preparing to be without Irving for Sunday's game, and it's likely he'll don a mask when he returns, which could be Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
1 week ago

Irving is being monitored for a concussion and will not return to Friday's game against the Hornets, Chris Forsberg of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving took a shot to the face early in the first quarter. He subsequently headed to the locker room and was seen bleeding significantly. The Celtics are going to err on the side of caution with their prized point guard and keep him sidelined for the remainder of the contest. Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier will presumably see a boost in minutes as a result. Expect an update on Irving's status once more information is made available.

Kyrie Irving
G BOS
1 week ago

Irving was seen heading to the locker room during Friday's game against the Hornets after taking an elbow to the face, Brian Robb of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Irving was seen bleeding significantly from the nose/face area. He should be considered questionable to return until further word emerges.