INDEPENDENCE, OH (92.3 The Fan) – As the Cavaliers look to win their fourth in a row for the first time in the Byron Scott era, they may have to do it without their best player.
Point guard Kyrie Irving did not attend shootaround on Tuesday leading up to the game vs Golden State, as he is home sick, and is questionable for the game.
“He’s 50/50, we will see how he feels when he comes to the gym today,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said. “We just wanted him to stay home and get some rest, as much as possible.”
Scott says that the illness that has been hindering Irving goes back to the teams west coast trip, and is something that he has not totally overcome.
“It’s been coming and going,” Scott said. “It’s been hitting different guys at different times.”
The loss of Irving to the Cavs would be huge, as all Irving did last week was take home the award for Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Irving averaged a league best 35.7 points per game while the Cavaliers went 3-0 during the 7-day stretch.
The Cavs will look to get to end the month at .500 with a win tonight over Golden State, who come in at 27-17. If they do get a win, it would be the first four-game win streak under Scott as coach.