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Team personnel assist Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) after he was injured during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Irving took an elbow to the face and left the game. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens expects point guard Kyrie Irving to play in Tuesday night’s road game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center despite a facial fracture.

Stevens said Irving, who completed the morning shootaround session, will be in the lineup to face the Nets “unless I hear otherwise,” per Adam Himmelsbach‏ of the Boston Globe.

                     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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