Kyrie Irving PG CLE 3 days ago

Irving played 18 minutes and finished with nine points to go with seven assists in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.

Irving departed Monday's game against the Pistons with tightness in his hip, but the team stressed that the move to hold him out was only precautionary. Cleveland rested its starters for most of the second half Wednesday, so all signs point to Irving opening the postseason Sunday at full strength.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 days ago

Irving (hip) will see limited minutes Wednesday.

The Cavaliers are locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, so coach David Blatt said he'll play his starters, but they will be on reduced workloads. As a result, Irving, as well as the likes of J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov, are best avoided in daily games.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 days ago

Irving (hip) will not play in the second half of Monday's game against the Pistons, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Irving's hip tightened up at halftime, and he'll remain out for the second half as a precaution. Matthew Dellavedova began the third quarter on the court with the rest of the starters.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 6 days ago

Irving is expected to see his usual minutes load Monday against the Pistons, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Coach David Blatt told reporters that the Cavs, despite being locked into the No. 2 seed in the East, will play Monday's game as if it's any other contest. That means Irving, Kevin Love, LeBron James and J.R. Smith, who all rested Sunday, should see their usual workloads.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 7 days ago

Irving (hip) will be playing in Monday's game against the Pistons after sitting out against the Celtics on Sunday, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

Coach David Blatt decided to rest most of his starters against the Celtics but their normal rotation is expected Monday. Most notably this means that Irving's hip issue is not that concerning ahead of the playoffs.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 7 days ago

Irving (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Celtics, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.

Irving was dealing with soreness in his hip ahead of Sunday's game but his absence against the Celtics will mostly be attributed to rest purposes ahead of the playoffs. The next opportunity for Irving to play will be against the Pistons on Monday while Matthew Dellavedova benefits in the meantime.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 1 week ago

Irving is dealing with a sore right hip and will be a late scratch for Friday's game against the Celtics, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Irving should be considered day-to-day moving forward as he rests up for the playoffs. In his absence, Matthew Dellavedova will likely see extended minutes against the Celtics.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 1 week ago

Irving scored 27 points (8-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 9-11 FT) with nine assists and three steals in 41 minutes in the win over the Bucks on Wednesday.

Irving has scored at least 23 points in his last three games, but had only combined for nine dimes in his most recent two contests. He is a major role on 3-pointers by knocking down 48.1 percent from long range in his last five games.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 weeks ago

Irving had 27 points (8-19 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday.

Irving was a sharpshooter on Sunday. He went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc, and one of those three-pointers was a 52-foot shot clock buzzer beater midway through the third quarter.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 weeks ago

Irving had 27 points (8-19 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in 37 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday.

Irving was a sharpshooter on Sunday. He went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc, and one of those three-pointers was a 52-foot shot clock buzzer beater midway through the third quarter.