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Kyrie Irving day-to-day with strained right knee

Kyrie Irving day-to-day with strained right knee

They have won 10 of their last 12 games, with their two losses during that stretch coming in close games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

The Boston Celtics suffered what might have been the worst loss of head coach Brad Stevens' tenure Saturday night when they blew a 28-point lead to a Los Angeles Clippers team in disarray after making a few moves at the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters after the loss Saturday night that Irving's right knee appeared to "buckle" in the second quarter while attempting to defend LA's Garrett Temple at the top of the key and that the 26-year-old All-Star will undergo more tests Sunday.

The Boston Celtics are now dominating the Los Angeles Clippers at TD Garden.

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Boston forward Marcus Morris had some brutally honest quotes after Saturday night's loss.

The Clippers have enjoyed plenty of bright spots during the season, but I wouldn't expect too much from them the rest of the season as they have no intentions to make the playoffs if the trade of Tobias Harris was anything to go by.

The Celtics back-to-back blown 20-point leads certainly calls for some self-reflection upon the team as they fall to the No. 5 seed in the East at 35-21, 6.5 games back from first place where most people expected them to be at this point in the season. Now, Morris is calling on his teammates to put any drama behind them and focus on winning. No one's getting traded; trade deadline is over. "And when I look at us, I just see a bunch of individuals".

"For us to be a championship team, this (stuff) has to change", Morris said. That has to be the first goal. If you want to take me out the lineup and get some juice in it, I'm with it. "I'm trying to win". This is what we're going with. "It's unacceptable for what we did with a team of our caliber".