Brad Stevens: It’s ‘Killing’ Kyrie Irving to Miss Playoffs with Knee Injury

Brad Stevens: It’s ‘Killing’ Kyrie Irving to Miss Playoffs with Knee Injury

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As his Boston Celtics battle with his former team in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, Kyrie Irving has to sit back and watch from the sideline.

And it hasn’t been easy for him.

Boston coach Brad Stevens made it clear ahead of Game 5 that Irving—who underwent season-ending surgery in April—wants to be on the court with his teammates, per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: “It’s killing him not to be out on the floor, but I think that would be the case, obviously, any time you’re playing this deep into the playoffs, especially in a new place.”

Irving averaged 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds in his first season with the Celtics. The 26-year-old p

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