Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/12
CLEVELAND -- After Kyrie Irving broke his hand last summer, there was much trepidation at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday when Irving was taken to the locker room holding his hand. Luckily for the Cavaliers, he was diagnosed with a bruised left index finger. He returned to the game but couldn't prevent the Cavs from losing to the Dallas Mavericks 103-95 before 18,633. "I'm getting through it," Irving said. "It's really bruised right now. It hurts a lot, but I'm going to get through it. I'm not feeling comfortable with my left hand right now. I only had one hand, so I was trying to force shots over (7-foot) Chris Kaman." Irving scored a game-high 26 points, including 10 when he returned to the game to start the fourth quarter. Everyone in the arena was concerned, though, when he walked off the court with athletic trainer Max Benton with 6:54 left in the third quarter. Irving had surgery on his right hand last summer. The Cavs have been struggling on defense, and that mala...
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