Surprisingly, the Celtics have been absolutely lights out at TD Garden without their star point guard in the lineup, owning a dominant 21-3 record whenever Irving sits or misses a game due to injury.
#Celtics Really Better Without Kyrie Irving?— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) January 3, 2019
Since he’s been here, the 21-3 home record when he’s OUT says yes...
But let’s take a look at their away play, especially in the playoffs before we jump to the “better without Kyrie” narrative
Check it out: https://t.co/XU9sojSevg pic.twitter.com/zaBmm8sGtc
That definitely gives the "better without Kyrie" crowd some ammunition, but it should be noted that Boston is a miserable 7-13 on the road without their star point guard in the lineup.
Kyrie Irving (eye) ruled out for Friday. https://t.co/7dEGckpjFX— FantasyLabs NBA (@FantasyLabsNBA) January 3, 2019
Irving is still one of the best players in the NBA and his presence in the Celtics lineup makes them betting favorites in most games. If anything, the above stat just proves that betting on the Celtics when they play at home, even without Irving in the lineup, is borderline easy money.
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