Cleveland Cavaliers News and Rumros: Kyrie Irving out for Cavaliers with Sprained Right Ankle

By Ajay Kadkol - 06 Apr '16 14:30PM

Kyrie Irving out for Cavaliers with Sprained Right Ankle

Kyrie Irving is a American Professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He had also played collegiately at Duke University before being selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cavaliers. Since Kyrie Irving has been at the National Basketball Association, he has been successful in achieving several accolades including the 201-12 NBA Rookie of the year award and the 2014 NBA All-Star game MVP.

Irving was also the member of the United States National Team that competed in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Among the tournaments he has played, he has been averaging 12.1 points and 3.6 assists including 26 points in the gold medal game. In the year 2014, he was named the 'USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year'.

Cleveland Cavaliers starting-point guard Kyrie Irving has missed his team's 112-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday because of a sprained right ankle.Irving earlier had injured his ankle in the late first half of Friday's overtime win at Atlanta.

He played in the second half and overtime but still has some soreness and swelling, and the Cavaliers played it safe and rested their point guard. Coach Tyronn Lue isn't firm on benching the player for more matches. Matthew Dellavedova replaced Irving in the starting lineup and added six points and nine assists to the Cavaliers' 55th win of the season.

 The coach however was firm on resting some of his frequents before the play offs begin. LeBron James however was in the game scoring crucial thirty-one points. The Cavaliers have 3.5 game lead over Toronto becoming the seeding team in the Eastern Conference.

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