March 13, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) during the game against the Toronto Raptors at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
Kyrie Irving is 'doubtful' for Wednesday night's home finale against the Washington Wizards due to illness.
When the Cleveland Cavaliers play their final home game of the regular season on Wednesday night, they will be doing so without the aide of star guard, Kyrie Irving. Apparently, Irving fell ill at some point last night and was unable to attend Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Kyrie Irving doubtful tonight - not at shootaround; Byron Scott said he got sick last night— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) April 25, 2012
When asked for comment after practice, Cavs head coach Byron Scott asserted that Irving was likely not going to play Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards.
Kyrie Irving is sick, BScott said. He is doubtful for tonight.— Reed, Boyer (@PDcavsinsider) April 25, 2012
Ultimately, the loss of Irving will make Wednesday night's game that much more difficult. Washington is currently in the midst of a four-game winning streak and will look to extend it to five-games against the Cavs. With only two games left in the season, it's unclear if Irving has potentially played his final game of his rookie year.
He has averaged 18.8 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game in 50 games played this season.