Irving suffered the injury as he also Spurs guard Marco Belinelli experimented with procure a rally from the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 120-111 loss. Belinelli swiped at the ball and then hit Irving at the attention, evoking the Celtics shield to stay down on a floor for a quick time writhing in pain.
“[He] smacked the s– out of me,” Irving said. “He only grabbed me very great .”
Irving briefly left the game but came back to a floor and scored two points down the stretch.
He has produced at least eight assists in three successive games.
ESPN’s Michael C. Wright contributed to this record.