Irving returned to the lineup after missing the previous 11 games with a finger injury, and coach Byron Scott told Bob Finnan of The News-Herald that he gave the second-year point guard "total clearance to resume his play" while not placing any restrictions on him.
Irving and Varejao played well together in the win over the Lakers as they quickly re-established the chemistry that they built together over the last two seasons.
Varejao is averaging 14.8 points, 14.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals this season while shooting 49.8 percent from the floor. Varejao also has 15 double-doubles this season.
Irving called Varejao "one of our most consistent players."