Kyrie Irving (facial fracture) will travel with team, could play vs. Nets


Kyrie Irving joined the Celtics for their flight to NY yesterday, with the very real possibility that the point guard could return to action for tonight's game against Brooklyn.

Irving left Boston's comeback win over the Charlotte Hornets last Friday after just two minutes following an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Bayes.

Guard Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field.

Fans have always been high on Jaylen Brown's athleticism.

In 2012, during his second season in the National Basketball Association, then-20-year old Irving broke a bone in his jaw and had to wear a black plastic mask against the Knicks.

After the Boston Celtics defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-102, Kyrie Irving noticed some troops on the sidelines.

Celtics: Irving was not announced as a starter when lineups were introduced, even though coach Brad Stevens had said he would start, after an apparent mix-up between the coach and scorer's table.

The Celtics will have Kyrie Irving back on Tuesday night as they go for their 13th straight win.

Entertainers Diego Alfaro and Georgina Holguin from Mexico attended the game to help promote the Nets' upcoming games in Mexico City to their home fans.