The Celtics forward finished with 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists in just 28 minutes.
The Celtics forward is expected to be out of action for the rest of the season.
Irving is still learning the offense in Boston.
Gordon Hayward's absence may mean a new role for Irving.
Gordon Hayward is a major upgrade at small forward for Boston.
Tanner Ainge, the son of Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, is running for Congress in Utah and had encouraged NBA star Gordon Hayward to stay with the Utah Jazz.
Cleveland's front office appears to have a leadership vacuum.
Miami, Boston and Utah are all in the mix for his signature.
Hasan Minhaj kills, Trump is stumped, and Mr. Irrelevant is anything but.