Scott Continues to Limit Irving’s Minutes
Byron Scott has been nothing if not consistent in monitoring and limiting the minutes of rookie point guard Kyrie Irving.
The coach has stuck to a rotation that again netted him 43 points Tuesday night from his reserves, including 10 from Ramon Sessions. But certainly some would have liked to see a few more fourth-quarter minutes from Irving in the 92-85 loss to the Miami Heat in American Airlines Arena.
Irving played just the final 5:03, contributing seven points and two assists. His driving layup with 9.1 seconds cut the Heat lead to three (88-85). The kid finished with 17 points and four assists in just under 26 minutes.