The Celtics’ 10-game win streak was in jeopardy falling behind early to Charlotte Friday night in Boston — and that’s the least of the Celtics’ concerns.
Kyrie Irving had to leave the game after an accidental blow to the head from teammate Aron Baynes left him bloodied, and he is out for the night due to possible concussion symptoms, the team announced.
— Celtics on NBCSB (@NBCSCeltics) November 11, 2017
#NEBHInjuryReport: Kyrie Irving is out for the remainder of tonight’s game against Charlotte due to a blow to the head and he is being monitored for possible concussion symptoms.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 11, 2017
There have yet to be any additional reports about how long Irving could be out.
The Celtics were already without Al Horford in this game due to a concussion. The Celtics have been +15.5 points per 100 possessions better than their opponents when Irving and Horford — who have developed some real chemistry — are on the court together.
Irving has led the Celtics to the best record in the East averaging 22 points a game.
The Celtics came from behind to beat the Hornets and stretch their win streak to 11.