Kyrie Irving Plans to Rest Before Celtics' Playoff Run: 'I'm Definitely Taking Some Games Off'

Kyrie Irving said he plans to take "some games off before the playoffs", according to NBC Sports' Chris Forsberg. The Celtics' points guard said that an emphasis on March and April regular season games "makes no sense." "I'm definitely taking some games off before the playoffs,” Irving said. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday. "Makes no sense, the emphasis on these regular games, when you're gearing up for some battles coming in the playoffs.” Irving has missed 12 games in 2018-19. The Celtics are 10–2 without their All-Star point guard. They reached the Eastern Conference Finals in May 2018 despite Irving's absence. The Duke product is averaging 23.9 points and a career-high

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