INDEPENDENCE, OH (92.3 The Fan) – Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is officially questionable for tonight’s big home matchup with Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.
“He will probably be a game-time decision,” Cavs coach Byron Scott said Friday. “He did some things yesterday, did some shooting, but nothing strenuous that would tell me one way or another if he’s okay or not.”
The Cavs point guard has missed the last two games with a sore/hyperextended right knee, and the club have been able to notch wins over the Bulls and Raptors without him.
“He would like to play period,” Scott said. “At the end of the day it’s my decision.”
Scott says that he would like Irving to make sure Irving is at or near 100 percent before he puts them in harms way against a very good Clippers team.
“One bad cut and he can still tweak it,” Scott said. “And it’s how much pain he can take, I want to see how he feels tonight, and what (Cavs trainer) Max (Benton) says as far as his treatments are.”
Irving was not on the floor at first with his teammates when the media was allowed into shootaround, but appeared later in sweatpants and a t-shirt.