Irving scored 23 points (8-23 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding four assists, two rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 127-115 loss to the Wizards. The point guard has now scored at least 20 points in 22 straight starts, dating back to Feb. 6. After getting a couple days off this month to rest, expect Irving to be pedal to the metal for the rest of the regular season as the Cavs try to maintain their spot atop the Eastern Conference.
Irving scored 33 points (11-22 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three assists and two rebounds over 27 minutes in Wednesday's 126-113 loss to the Nuggets. Irving's night was remarkable considering all he achieved in just 27 minutes on the court. He shot 50 percent from the floor, 80 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent from the charity stripe. His performance on Wednesday only bolsters his standing among his peers as he now ranks third in the league in field-goal percentage among point guards (47.4 percent). Unless Cleveland blows out a team or rests their starters, Irving's output is almost guaranteed to be high as the team prepares for playoff action.
Irving (rest) provided 46 points (15-21 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 10-10 FT), three assists and two rebounds over 38 minutes in Sunday's 125-120 win over the Lakers. Irving had been rested Saturday against the Clippers and the time off apparently worked like a charm, as he went toe-to-toe with D'Angelo Russell to ensure a victory and playoff berth for Cleveland. It was Irving's second 40-point effort of March and third of the season, with only a 49-point tally against the Pelicans on Jan. 23 exceeding Sunday's total. The six three-pointers also marked the All-Star's best total in that category since that same contest against New Orleans. Factoring in Sunday's spectacular production, Irving is averaging 30.3 points, 4.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds across 35.3 minutes in nine March games.
Irving (rest) will play Sunday against the Lakers, Cavaliers play-by-play announcer Fred McLeod reports. Irving will take the court after opting to rest for Saturday's loss to the Clippers. The veteran point guard has been dealing with minor knee issues as of late. While the knee ailment shouldn't factor into Irving's minutes, it will be something to keep an eye on as the playoffs near. Additionally, Deron Williams is expected to head back to the bench for Saturday's matchup.
Irving (knee) will be sidelined for Saturday's tilt against the Clippers for rest, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. Coach Tyronn Lue has opted to rest Irving, LeBron James, and Kevin Love for Saturday's game. Deron Williams will draw the start in Irving's place, and all remaining available members of the Cavaliers should see significantly extra workload. With Irving dealing with a minor knee issue anyway, coach Lue is likely playing it safe.
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