When Irving did actually hurt his knee about five minutes remaining the Celtics were in charge of the match. The Clippers outscored the Celtics on, coming back in 28 points down to beat at Boston 123-112.
This was the biggest comeback in the largest in Clippers history and the NBA in the past two seasons. This was the blown lead for a Celtics squad as December 5, 2003.
Boston gave an 18-point lead into this Los Angeles Lakers up, in a Thursday night loss.