Over the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers continued to push for their outside chance o reaching the NBA playoffs, but they hit another major roadblock on Sunday night during their loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Not only did the team lose to the Clippers and fall 4.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference standings, but star point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a biceps injury within the first ten minutes of the game that could ultimately lead to the end of his season.
From Mary Schmitt Boyer and backup Jodie Valade of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Sources tell Plain Dealer Kyrie Irving’s left biceps injury could be bad enough to end season. MRI on Monday in Cleveland
— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) March 17, 2014
Irving and the Cavaliers reportedly have a poor relationship and there is some belief that the star guard has no interest in returning to the Cavaliers, but he is clearly their best player and will be crucial to any chance the team has of turning around their fortunes.
We will have to wait and see what the next step for Irving and the Cavaliers will be.
If he is shut down for the season, then the Cavaliers chances of making the postseason go from slim to none.