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Kyrie Irving Injury: Cavaliers' Star Rookie Hurts Shoulder, Leaves 121-84 Rout By Bucks Early

Rookie guard Kyrie Irving netted a game-high 29 points but it was all for naught Friday, as the rookie guard left a 121-84 rout at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks early because of a right shoulder sprain. Irving was reportedly injured in the second quarter and was unable to return to help his team, which was gashed by Brandon Jennings' 28 points that helped the Bucks win at Quicken Loans Arena.

Leading 35-26 aft the first quarter, Milwaukee outscored Cleveland 36-18 in the second quarter to widen the margin to 71-44 entering the locker room. The Cavs couldn't rally as they made only six of their 22 3-point attempts and small forward Alonzo Gee was the second-highest scorer with 19 points.

This is only the third time this season the Cavs have given up 120 or more points to an opponent.

Meanwhile, the Bucks made 57-percent of their shots, while receiving 20 points from Ersan Ilyasova.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.