Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 hours ago

Irving scored 26 points (8-18 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT) to go with five rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes in the win over the Celtics on Tuesday.

Irving is enjoying his first dose of playoff basketball. He has dropped eight 3-pointers and riddled the Celtic defense for 56 points in the Cavalier wins. It was thought that defenders such as Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart might slow Irving down, but that hasn't been the case.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 days ago

Irving had a fantastic playoff debut during Sunday's win over the Celtics, finishing with a game-high of 30 points (11-21 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-5 FT), to go along with three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a blocked shot over 41 minutes.

Irving erased any doubt of what he could do without any previous playoff experience on Sunday, leading the Cavaliers past the Celtics. Irving hit a slew of tough shots, including an impressive three-pointer with a hand in his face at the buzzer before halftime. This should give him plenty of momentum heading into the second game of the series Tuesday, so he should have plenty of production and get off a ton of shots again in that one.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 5 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 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

Irving (hip) will be playing in Monday's game against the Pistons after sitting out against the Celtics on Sunday, Chris Fedor of 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 1 week ago

Irving (hip) will not play in Sunday's game against the Celtics, Chris Fedor of 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.