Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will miss today's game vs. the Detroit Pistons today as he continues to recover from a left knee contusion. Irving, who was hurt in Cleveland's Christmas Day loss against the Miami Heat, also missed Friday's game against the Orlando Magic.
"Kyrie is still sore and we've decided to hold him out another game." - David Blatt— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) December 28, 2014
David Blatt says Kyrie Irving (L knee contusion) is still sore and won't play vs. DET. He "hopes" Irving will be available Tues in ATL— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) December 28, 2014
Irving's injury occurred on the same knee that he hurt earlier this season against the Oklahoma City Thunder. For the season, Irving is averaged 20.2 points and 5.3 assists per game. He is also shooting 47 percent from the field and 27.4 percent from 3-point range. Matthew Dellavedova,who started against the Magic, will likely start in Irving's place.