Over the last three seasons, Philly is 38-19 ATS (66.7%) at home against over-.500 teams - the most-profitable team in the National Basketball Association in that spot (ahead of the Celtics, who rank second).
Irving suffered the injury in the second quarter while guarding Garrett Temple.
"Every group has to work its way into the best chemistry it can be", Stevens said.
Irving has been averaging 23.6 points per game this season and 6.9 assists per game. "If that means we need to play different rotations, call different things, start differently in quarters than we are, whatever the case may be, there's an answer out there and we have to find it".
"For us to be a championship team, man, this s-- has to change", he said.
"For me it's not really about the loss". Guys are hanging their head. Gordon Hayward led the team with 19 points off the bench, Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier each scored 16 points while Marcus morris chipped in with 15 points. It's not fun. We're not competing at a high level. We'll see if it helps that the trade deadline drama has blown over. He noted multiple times that the recent stretch - even when the team was winning - has not been "fun". "Win, lose, or draw - you're going to lose games - but if we have no attitude, we have no toughness, we're not having fun.it's going to be a long season". Whatever it takes, I'm with it. If they want to take me out of the starting lineup, get some juice in there, I'm with it. But I'm trying to win.
The Celtics' visit will be the third post-trade deadline contest featuring new faces, chief among them Tobias Harris.
"This is the team we're rocking with".