Kyrie Irving in no mood for media after Celtics loss

Kyrie Irving kept it brief with the media after the Celtics lost again, with the NBA All-Star barely talking to reporters for more than a minute.

The slumping Celtics crashed to a 115-104 home defeat to James Harden’s Rockets in Boston on Sunday.

Favorites to win the Eastern Conference at the start of the season, the Celtics are 1-5 since the All-Star break and 38-26 for the campaign — down to fifth in the East.

Irving has cut a frustrated figure throughout the poor run of performances and the 2016 NBA champion was in no mood for interviews postgame.

The first question put to Irving was: “How tough was that for you tonight?”

“It was tough,” Irving responded.

Irving’s replies continued to be short and sharp, with the six-time All-Star uninterested.

When asked about the first half, which the Celtics trailed the Rockets 65-43, Irving said: “We just didn’t play well.”

Serious questions are being asked about the Celtics as they continue to struggle.

Asked what needed to be done to turn things around, Irving — who has been linked with the Knicks — said: “Just gotta play better.”

It does not get any easier for the Celtics, who face a four-game road trip against the reigning champion Warriors, Kings, Lakers and Clippers.

“We’ll see” was Irving’s response to being asked if the Celtics could come together on the road trip.