Monday night, Kyrie Irving had to leave the game against the Spurs midway through the fourth quarter after an inadvertent Marco Belinelli elbow caught Irving in the eye (Irving did return to the court for the final couple of minutes).
Irving now will miss at least a game because of it, he is out Wednesday night for a nationally televised game against Minnesota, something reported by A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston.
That means Terry Rozier gets the start. Don’t be shocked if Rozier, who has been itching for a larger role after last season’s playoff run, goes off in an effort to show he deserves more run.
Irving has established himself at the top of the Celtics’ offensive pecking order and leads the team in points (23.1 a night) and assists (6.6).