@KyrieIrving is still day to day and continuing with treatment but will not make trip to Brooklyn..still could go Sunday vs Indy
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) January 3, 2014
Cleveland Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving did not play against the Orlando Magic last night with the bruised knee of which he had an MRI. The Cavs were able to pull out an ugly, overtime win at home against the Magic, but according to Fred McLeod, the team’s play-by-play guy will not make the trip to Brooklyn when the teams go play the Nets, but could be back for the game against the Indiana Pacers.
The last time the Cavs played the Pacers, not only is that the game where Irving hurt the knee, but it was a game where the Cavs played their guts out to fall short against one of the elite teams in the NBA. Moral victories serve a purpose but the Cavs have had a number of them this year, so they would really like to beat a team like the Pacers and finish one of these tight games they have played against top teams in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Irving had a stated goal of playing all 82 games this season, which he will obviously not be able to achieve, but he is hoping to get back on the court as soon as possible to help contribute a team trying to figure out who they are and where they need to go.