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Davis' injury 'nothing serious'; will be out 3-5 days

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Davis' injury 'nothing serious'; will be out 3-5 days

By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com

WALTHAM For a change, the Boston Celtics got some relatively good news on the injury front.

The strained Patella tendon in the left knee of Glen Davis wasn't nearly as serious as feared.

"It's sore. It's really sore, but I'll be OK," said Davis, who did not practice on Thursday.

In fact, coach Doc Rivers said Davis will likely return to action in less than a week.

An MRI performed Thursday morning on Davis' left knee showed no significant or structural damage.

"He may be out three, four, five days, but it's nothing serious," Rivers said.

Davis said he has been battling tendinitis in his left knee dating back to the NBA Finals last season.

He was hopeful that he could make it through all 82 regular season games, but admitted to feeling some relief when it was determined that his injury would not keep him sidelined too long.

"It's a sigh of relief," said Davis, who aggravated the injury in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 115-103 win over Phoenix. "But you don't want to be hurt, anyway. You don't want to sit out. But it could be worse. I'm just glad I'm here, I'm getting healthy and getting ready to play."

Davis' injury should afford newly acquired Troy Murphy and Jeff Green an opportunity to get some much-needed experience with the current Celtics.

"I'll be playing the four (power forward) a little more. I might be playing the 3 (small forward)," Green said. "No matter how many minutes I play, I'm going to give it my all and try to produce in the time I'm in."

A. Sherrod Blakely can be reached at sblakely@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Sherrod on Twitter at http:twitter.comsherrodbcsn

Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

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Does Kyrie regret exchange with fan in Philly? 'Hell, no'

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.

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“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.

Regrets?

“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.”