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Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving did some non-contact work during practice as he continues to recover from a concussion.
Irving was on the floor Monday for the first time since last week when he was accidentally kneed in the head at Miami. The 19-year-old has missed two games with the injury.
Coach Byron Scott says Irving, the No. 1 overall draft pick, took part in fastbreak and shooting drills. Irving will be re-evaluated by team doctors before he's allowed to fully join practice.
Scott did not have any update on center Anderson Varejao, who broke his right wrist in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday. The team is expected to provide a timeline on his return in the next few days.
Cleveland next plays on Wednesday against Indiana.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have found themselves in a very interesting position. While they’re losing games in a Cleveland like fashion1. They are also poised to follow the small market blueprint to success.
If you haven’t been paying attention to the NBA for the last three decades let me catch you up on the Cavaliers history in one sentence. Lose, get close, lose, get really close...
Though a three-game window can only shed so much light, Anderson Varejao and Kyrie Irving are showing quite a pattern when it comes to passing the baton heading into the fourth quarter.
Once again, albeit in a loss to the Boston Celtics, the Brazilian big man put together an amazing effort — this time resulting in his first-career 20-point, 20-rebound line — which kept the young...
The Celtics had pissed away an 11 point lead but they still had a chance to win. All they had to do was stop the Cleveland Cavaliers one time and they could go home with a winning record.
But they didn't. Kyrie Irving split the defense, laid it in, and now all that great stuff we watched over the past week has been erased. Or at least pushed aside.
So how did...
BOSTON (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, sinking a layup with 2.6 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers scored the last 12 points of the game to beat the Boston Celtics 88-87 on Sunday night.
Anderson Varejao scored 18 points and added nine rebounds for Cleveland, which had lost five of its last six games.
Ray Allen returned from an ankle injury and scored 22 points, making...
He finished off the Celtics with a spinning, turning layup, a big shot usually reserved for superstars, not upstart rookies. Kyrie Irving put the Cavaliers ahead with 2.6 seconds left and then immediately ran toward his father for a celebratory moment.
BOSTON (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, sinking a layup with 2.6 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers scored the last
12 points of the game to beat the Boston Celtics 88-87 on Sunday night.
The youngster is starting to get comfortable in fourth quarters, a good sign for the Cavaliers
Rookie Kyrie Irving's layup with 2.6 seconds remaining lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics, 88-87, in the opener of a home-and-home set.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, sinking a layup with 2.6 seconds left as the Cavaliers scored the last 12 points of the game to beat the Celtics 88-87 on Sunday night.
Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, sinking a layup with 2.6 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers scored the last 12 points of the game to beat the Boston Celtics 88-87 on Sunday night.
CLEVELAND -- Even when things are bad, they can be good.
Its a lesson the Cavaliers are learning, and teaching their fans, with the latest example coming in a 93-90 loss to visiting Boston on Tuesday.
You know the story, as the Cavs finished the previous meeting against the Celtics with a 12-0 run and game-winning shot from rookie Kyrie Irving. That happened Sunday in Boston....
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio were named the top rookies in the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively, for games played from the season's December 25 start through the end of January.