Found November 22, 2012 on Stepien Rules:
Cavs fans have been challenged to process an overwhelming amount of new information since Sunday. Kyrie Irving is now out of the lineup. Tristan Thompson is wearing a mask. The first trip to Philadelphia for Dion Waiters is over. CJ Miles is back up off Byron's bench while Daniel Gibson is now injured and on it.   And Jeremy Pargo happened, too. After losing 86-79 in Philly on Sunday, the Cavaliers rallied on Wednesday night to an improbable 92-83 victory. In the process, they won the two-game series by a basket. Heading into the Orlando Magic game on Friday, here's what we've just learned:  Cavs are going to keep being really cautious with Kyrie Irving injuries Not that we learned this for the first time specifically, but it is important to remind ourselves of this dynamic for some perspective. Kyrie Irving isn't "injury-prone" just because he's been out these last couple years with a series of "injuries".  I ...
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