Monday, March 4, 2013
Irving returning Monday?
By Nick Borges
UPDATE: Kyrie Irving is officially ruled as probable for tonight's game the New York Knicks, according to Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer.
"I think he understood [Sunday] during practice if he had a good showing as far as his movements that I would feel a lot more comfortable,'' Byron Scott told the newspaper today. "I also asked him again this morning how he felt and he said, 'Good.' I said, 'Are you lying to me?' He said, 'No, coach, I feel good.' I still don't know how to really take that.
"Again, trying to keep a pretty watchful eye on him and the way he's walking and moving, I didn't see any hesitation in his steps, or any grimacing or any limping or anything like that. So I'm going to take him at his word. ..."
Scott also indicated that he still expects Irving to play 34-to-36 minutes when he returns to the court.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been without starting point guard Kyrie Irving for the last three games due to a sore/hyperextended right knee and he might return to the lineup on Monday against the Knicks. Irving practiced on Sunday and didn't have any issues with the knee.
"He did everything today in practice and based I what I saw today in practice, there's a good chance he'll play tomorrow," head coach Byron Scott told The Plain Dealer. "We will see how he feels after really going up and down and going a full scrimmage and obviously that will determine whether he's good to go or not. But from what I saw today, he's good."
Shaun Livingston will return to the bench whenever Irving is ready to play.