The Kings' chances of beating the Celtics on Wednesday night just got a big boost.
Irving played 30 minutes in the Celtics' win over the Warriors on Tuesday night.
With the Kings chasing the Spurs and Clippers for one of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference, this is a significant development.
Every game for the Kings is a must-win at this point, but the cards are stacked in their favor on this night. They will be playing in front of an energetic crowd, Irving is out and the Celtics are on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Kings enter the night three games behind San Antonio for the No. 8 seed.