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Irving expected to play against Pacers tonight

Feb 15, 2012, 4:07 PM EDT

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From the Akron-Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd:

Rookie Kyrie Irving has been medically cleared following his concussion and will be in the starting lineup tonight for the Cavs when they host the Indiana Pacers.

Irving suffered the concussion Feb. 7 at Miami and missed three games as a result. The Cavs went 1-2 without him.

Irving said that his concussion “felt better than most,” which does explain why he’s returning to the floor so soon. Before the injury, Irving was enjoying an excellent rookie season, and has averaged 18 points and 5 assists per game on 49.2%/41.3%/83.0% shooting this year. The Cavaliers are currently in the hunt for the #8 seed in the East, but with Jeremy Lin having completely rejuvenated the Knicks, the Cavaliers’ playoff chances appear to be getting slimmer and slimmer.

  1. md23rewlz - Feb 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Points/Assists/Rebounds for Ramon Sessions in Irving’s absence: 24/13/2, 12/16/5, 19/8/2. FREE RAMON SESSIONS. How have the Lakers or Miami not traded for this guy already? They’re starting Derek Fisher and Norris Cole, respectively. Every year there’s some “bit player” who goes to a contending team and gives them something in the playoffs. And these teams here need PGs like there’s no tomorrow. FREE RAMON SESSIONS.

  2. dgforreal - Feb 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    it’s awesome cause he mentioned Lin.

  3. tampajoey - Feb 15, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Welcome back. It would be nice if TNT, ESPN or NBA TV would show the #1 overall pick on a nationally televised game.

    Kyrie Irving is going to be the ROY that nobody’s seen play.

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