The Celtics were back at it in Brighton on Tuesday after two off days, gearing up for one of the busiest stretches of their schedule all season with a game every other day for the next 36 days.
The team was not at full strength for the session, as Al Horford remains sidelined with patellofemoral pain syndrome in his left knee. He will miss his sixth consecutive game on Wednesday night against the Suns as the team plays the long game with his recovery.
"It's about him feeling good for the rest of the season," Brad Stevens explained. "He just needs to feel 100 percent as he goes out and goes through the progression of drills and everything else. We did not test him in anything that he failed on. This is part of his progression. We knew he wasn't going to play tomorrow. If we practice later in the week, there is a chance he will be able to practice, but I doubt we'll be out there much now that we are playing every other day."
The Celtics have a pair of challenging matchups looming in the next ten days with the Bucks and Sixers at the TD Garden, but it's evident that the team won't be rushing back their All-Star, something that Kyrie Irving is happy to see.