You can now ask him about July 1.Kyrie Irving’s two-year stint with the Celtics appears over as he bowed out with another stinker of an outing Wednesday — 6-for-21 from the field, 15 points, one assist, three turnovers in a 116-91 Milwaukee victory that eliminated Boston in five games. Irving saved his worst for last. and afterward sounded ambivalent about a Celtics’ return.
Boston showed no fight as the mighty Bucks, led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, who scored 20 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two steals, returned to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since they lost in seven games to Allen Iverson and the Sixers in 2001.
Irving will become a free agent July 1, has already expressed devotion to the Knicks as a local product and more than backed away from a training-camp vow to re-sign with Boston.
Irving hardly sounded like he was champing at the bit to come back. Asked about his future, Irving kept it simple, didn’t mention any of his teammates and complimented the Bucks repeatedly.