Allstar point guard Kyrie Irving left the Celtics‘ game Saturday night in the LA Clippers at with the perfect knee sprain and failed to return.

The s were in charge of the game when Irving hurt the knee with about five minutes left in the next quarter when attempting to shield Garrett Temple at the top of the key.

After Irving left the game, returning to 28 points to win 123-112 the Clippers outscored the s 75-44.

It was the greatest comeback in the largest in Clippers history and the at the last two seasons. It was the greatest blown lead by a s squad since Dec. 5, 2003.

Two nights earlier, Quit an 18-point lead to the LosAngeles Lakers at TD Garden.

s coach Brad Stevens said Irving’s knee appeared to”buckle” and that the 26-year-old will undergo more tests on it Sunday.

But Stevens said the injury was not the culprit for the collapse of his team.

“There’s no excuses,” Stevens told NBC Sports . “These things happen and we all have to pick up for that. So I’ll go back and figure out what I could do , what we are able to do , and we’ll move from there.”


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