Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving back tonight after missing nine straight with shoulder injury.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 18, 2012
In Irving's absence, Cleveland has a record of 3-6, losing 116-77 to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. The Pistons led by 50 points through three quarters.
Irving was the first player onto the court for Cleveland during its pregame shootaround. He is averaging 18.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 rebounds per game during his rookie season. The Cavaliers are currently ranked 13th in the Eastern Conference and sport the third-worst record in the NBA.
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