By A. Sherrod Blakely
WALTHAM You can add Glen Davis to the list of Boston Celtics players getting some "strategic rest" right now.
Coach Doc Rivers said the left knee injury that has sidelined Davis for the last two games, will keep him out of action Wednesday against the Clippers as well as Friday's game at Philadelphia.
While Davis admits the knee isn't completely healthy, he says he wouldn't be on the bench if this were the playoffs.
"Oh, no way. Playoffs? I'd have to play with that," Davis said. "I've been playing with this injury the whole season. A couple weeks ain't going to hurt a little bit. As long as I don't get to the point where I can't walk."
The injury news isn't as optimistic about Von Wafer, who suffered a right calf strain against Golden State on Friday.
Boston was hoping a couple days of rest would be enough, but Rivers said Wafer would be out at least another week.
"It wasn't a tear, but it was a pretty good pull," Rivers said.
As for the C's other injured players - Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal and Delonte West - all three did not participate in Tuesday's practice and it's unclear when any of them will return to action.
A. Sherrod Blakely can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Sherrod on Twitter at http:twitter.comsherrodbcsn.
WALTHAM, Mass. – The NBA has talked with Celtics guard Kyrie Irving about disparaging comments he made to a fan at halftime that have since gone viral.
Irving said the incident happened as the Celtics were heading back to the locker room at halftime after the Celtics fell behind 50-46 to the Sixers.
“Kyrie, where’s LeBron?” yelled the fan.
Irving replied with a lewd suggestion.
After practice on Saturday, Irving acknowledged that he did say something to a fan and that he had a conversation with the league regarding the incident.
“Hell no,” Irving said. “Man enough to record it on video, that’s on him. I’m glad he got his ad name out there, and his five seconds of fame and it’s gone viral. That’s the social media platform we live on.
Irving added, “I take full responsibility for what I said. You move on.”
The league has not officially announced a fine for Irving, but it’s more a matter of when not if that will be forthcoming.
In fact, earlier today, the league fined New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins $25,000 for “inappropriate language” towards a fan in the Pelicans’ 103-91 loss at Memphis on Wednesday.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens had not seen the video in question but was aware that Irving had been in conversations with the league office regarding the incident.
“Guys know what the right thing to do is,” Stevens said. “People make mistakes; hopefully learn from them and move on. There’s a right and wrong. And if you’re in the wrong you have to own up to it and that’s that.”