CLEVELAND — The Boston Celtics will break star shield Kyrie Irving contrary to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Irving is averaging 23.8 points, and the s h to maintain him fresh as possible going into the postseason.

Irving played with his first six seasons with Cleveland. The six-time All-Star required a trade following a 2016-17 season and has been dealt with . He’s not played Cleveland since the 201718 opener.

s center Al Horford (sore left knee) and forward Jayson Tatum (rear contusion) can return Tuesday. Coach Brad Stevens said both were”suspicious to likely” at the team’s shootaround.


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