Center Al Horford (sore left knee) and forwards Jayson Tatum (rear contusion) came back for Boston after missing time with injuries. Horford had 19 points in 27 minutes; Tatum had a team-high 21 in 3 4.
Irving played with his first six seasons with Cleveland. The six-time all star demanded a trade after a 2016-17 season and was dealt to Boston. He hasn’t played in Cleveland because the 2017-18 opener.