Cavs’ Irving Not Playing Back-to-Backs
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving did not play Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks, part of a recovery plan that will have the All-Star sitting the second game of back-to-backs for now.
After missing eight straight games with a sprained left shoulder, Irving scored 31 points and had six assists Sunday in the Cavaliers’ 112-92 loss in New Orleans.
For the time being, Cleveland officials plan for Irving to not play in back-to-back sets, although that may change. The Cavs (22-50), who have lost eight straight, have 10 games remaining — including two more sets of back-to-back games on consecutive days. Team officials said Irving’s status for the second game in those situations will be determined closer to those dates (April 9-10 and 14-15).
via Associated Press