Irving tallied 22 points (9-16 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two rebounds, one steal and one block in 29 minutes during Saturday's 105-91 win over the Bulls.
The 29-year-old returned from a one-game absence after taking an elbow to the face Tuesday to score a team-high 22 points. Irving has enjoyed a productive month of May, averaging 28.2 points, 4.2 three-pointers, 4.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.0 three-pointers over his last six games. The 10-year guard will look to continue his impressive play Sunday at home against the Cavaliers.
Irving (face) is out for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports. He will be available for Saturday's contest against the Bulls.
Irving took an elbow to the face Tuesday, and he'll sit out Wednesday's game to recover. In his absence, James Harden (hamstring) -- listed as probable -- should slot in at point guard, but he could be on a minutes limit in his first game back from injury. Mike James could see more minutes as well.
Irving (face) is questionable for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports.
Irving took an elbow to the face during Tuesday's game against the Bulls and was diagnosed with a bruise, but he could still play Wednesday, as he avoided a concussion. James Harden (hamstring) is expected to return Wednesday, so that could cut into Irving's usage if he does see the court.
Irving (face) didn't suffer a concussion during Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Irving was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Bulls early due to an inadvertent elbow to the face. The initial X-ray was "inconclusive," meaning further scans are needed to determine the true nature of Irving's injury. He'll undergo additional testing Wednesday, leaving his status for the Nets' game later that day against the Spurs uncertain. Irving contributed 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and three rebounds in 21 minutes before departing Tuesday.
Irving will not return to Tuesday's contest against the Bulls due to a facial contusion.
Irving was hit in the face with an inadvertent elbow by Nikola Vucevic. The Nets play again Wednesday, so it seems possible Irving will sit out for that contest to recover. If that's the case, Mike James and Tyler Johnson could see more minutes.
Irving was hit in the face with an elbow and went to the locker room during the third quarter of Tuesday's contest against the Bulls, sportswriter Mike Mazzeo reports.
A worst-case scenario for Irving and the Nets would be a concussion, which could lead to absences that bleed into the postseason. For now, he should be considered questionable to return.
Irving dropped 45 points (17-31 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks across 39 minutes in Thursday's 113-109 loss to the Mavs.
Irving has been spectacular in his last two outings, averaging 41.5 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.0 blocks per game on 52.5 percent shooting, including 52.0 percent from deep. Thursday marked the second time this season Irving took at least 30 shots in a game, and in both instances he topped the 40-point plateau. Of the three stars in Brooklyn, Irving has remained the most consistent and missed the least amount of time.
Irving produced 38 points (14-25 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five assists, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 124-118 loss to the Bucks.
The stars came to play Tuesday, and Irving was front and center, torching the Bucks with a game-high 38 points. He has been tremendous this season, rewarding those GMs who took a bit of a flier on him. Outside of the missed games, Irving has been able to put up elite fantasy numbers on a nightly basis. Much like the Bucks, there is a chance the Nets opt to rest a few of their players down the stretch, so Irving could miss a game or two between now and the end of the regular season.
Irving compiled 20 points (8-21 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and two steals across 37 minutes in Sunday's 117-114 loss to the Bucks.
Although the Nets came up short in the final seconds, Sunday's game was a prime example of what the Nets can accomplish when their elite players are dialed in. Both Irving and Durant looked comfortable and ready to make a deep run in this potential playoff preview game. The loss of James Harden and frequent absences from multiple players have made chemistry a problem for Irving as he tries to get other people involved, and unfortunately for him, things probably won't get much better before the playoffs. Coach Steve Nash will probably make the right move and rest his elites as the playoffs approach.
Irving mustered 28 points (12-26 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, two rebounds and a steal across 33 minutes in Friday's loss against Portland.
Irving was in line for a big role with Kevin Durant (rest) and James Harden (hamstring) out. He carried the team offensively and was the only player who reached the 20-point plateau. The star point guard, who bounced back from his nine-point effort against Toronto on Tuesday, has now scored at least 28 points in four of his last six contests.
Irving (groin) isn't listed on the injury report for Friday's game against Portland, Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News reports.
The 29-year-old missed the front half of the back-to-back set Thursday versus Indiana with right groin soreness, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Friday's contest. Irving should lead the offense with Kevin Durant (rest) not available against the Trail Blazers.
Irving is out Thursday against the Pacers due to right groin soreness, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Irving is coming off a nine-point performance against the Raptors where he shot 3-for-13 from the field, and he was presumably dealing with the injury during that contest. In his absence, Tyler Johnson, Landry Shamet and Mike James could see more minutes.
Irving totaled nine points (3-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in a 116-103 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.
Irving struggled offensively but continued his solid defensive contributions, securing a steal and a block for the third time in his last four contests. The guard has averaged 21.5 points, 8.8 assists, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game over that stretch. Expect Irving and Kevin Durant to carry the offensive load for Brooklyn while James Harden (hamstring) remains out of the lineup.
Irving amassed 34 points (10-19 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 9-9 FT), 12 assists and six rebounds across 35 minutes in Sunday's 128-119 win over the Suns.
Irving has now flirted with triple-double numbers for three consecutive games. It's hard to argue against the claim that Irving is playing some of the best basketball of his career in April. Across 11 games, Irving's averaging 24.1 points, 7.9 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals, and he logged five double-doubles over that span. Aside from a blowout loss to the Lakers and a tepid shooting stroke against Charlotte, Irving has been practically flawless this month, which is exactly what the Nets need right now.
Irving went for 15 points (4-19 FG, 0-6 3pt, 7-7 FT), 11 assists, nine rebounds, four steals and a block in 34 minutes of Friday's 109-104 win over the Celtics.
Though Irving is shooting under 50 percent from the field during April, he is still connecting on a career-high 50.6 percent of field goal attempts on the season. Irving has impacted the defensive side of the ball as well, registering a steal in six straight games and blocking at least one shot in four of his last six contests. Since failing to record an assist back on April 10, Irving is averaging 8.5 assists in his last six outings.
Irving mustered 28 points (10-21 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block across 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Raptors.
Irving was unable to repeat his performance from Tuesday -- both in terms of scoring output and efficiency -- but still ended two assists shy of a triple-double. Plus, the 11 boards tied his season-high mark in that department. As if that wasn't enough, Irving has scored at least 20 points in seven of his 10 games this month.
Irving delivered 32 points (12-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, two rebounds and a steal across 38 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Pelicans.
Irving had to carry the Nets with both Kevin Durant (thigh) and James Harden (hamstring) out, and he delivered a masterful performance on offense while ending just two dimes shy of what would've been his first double-double since April 4. Irving has scored at least 20 points in six of his last eight outings and should continue to be Brooklyn's biggest scoring threat -- as well as the team's most reliable fantasy asset -- while Durant and Irving remain out.
Irving posted 20 points (6-19 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 6-6 FT), nine assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Sunday's loss to the Heat.
It wasn't Irving's best effort, as he struggled to find his touch from beyond the arc while committing four turnovers in 38 minutes of action. But he salvaged a solid fantasy line with nine assists and four combined steals and blocks. The Nets are off Monday before kicking off a four-game Week 18 with a matchup against the Pelicans on Tuesday night.
Irving totaled 37 points (13-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-10 FT), nine assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block in 33 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the 76ers.
Even with excellent defenders like Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle guarding him, Irving still managed to pick them apart. Irving had to carry the load with fellow All-Stars Kevin Durant (injury management) and James Harden (hamstring) sitting out, and he did so with great efficiency. He's now shot 50 percent or better from the field in four straight outings.
Irving (personal) will be available for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
Irving was removed from the injury report earlier in the day, and the Nets have now confirmed that he'll be available as they play the second half of a back-to-back. He'll be Brooklyn's only available star, as Kevin Durant (rest), James Harden (hamstring), LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) and Blake Griffin (rest) will all sit out.
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