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Cavs guard Irving to have MRI on knee

INDIANAPOLIS – Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will bear an MRI after injuring his left knee Tuesday in a loss to the Pacers.

Irving was helped off the ground within the third quarter after falling awkwardly on a missed layup. A crew doctor cleared Irving to play and he returned within the fourth, however couldn't cease the Cavaliers from dropping their sixth straight game, ninety one-seventy six to the Pacers.

"When I went again it nonetheless did not really feel right," stated Irving, who completed with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds in 35 minutes. "I assumed the worst happened. I felt one thing pop in my knee. I was falling down around in all places.

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Kyrie Irving will endure an MRI after injuring his knee Tuesday.

"It was a painful expertise. I used to be praying to God the whole lot was OKAY. I simply must hope for the perfect. We'll see what's going on."

Irving mentioned he could have an MRI on Wednesday.

"It's probably one thing slight, if anything in any respect," Irving stated. "I will hope for the very best, actually. Proper now, it is a little bit of a painful expertise however it's something I will get by."

Irving has been damage prone throughout his two-plus seasons in the NBA.

The previous No. 1 overall pick has missed 38 games with a wide range of accidents, together with a damaged nostril, damaged jaw, damaged finger, sprained knee, sprained shoulder and concussion. He performed in only eleven games as a freshman at Duke due to a foot damage.

One of Irving's aim this season was to play in all 82 regular season games. He is been durable this season regardless of sustaining a broken nose last month in opposition to Minnesota and taking part in with a protecting mask. He also performed final week after missing two days of apply with the flu.

The Cavaliers have reportedly been in talks with the Los Angeles Lakers about a commerce involving center Andrew Bynum, who was lately banned from all crew actions for detrimental conduct. The severity of Irving's damage could alter have an effect on any plans the Cavs could have to change their roster.

Bynum signed a two-12 months, $24 million contract with the Cavs in July, however solely $6 million is guaranteed if the Cavs release or commerce him by Jan. 7.

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