Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will sit out tonight's game vs. the Washington Wizards and will rest ahead of the playoffs kicking off this weekend. Meanwhile, Cavs guard Kyrie Irving will play tonight after leaving Monday's game at halftime with a hip injury.
#Cavs G Kyrie Irving (right hip soreness) will play tonight vs Wizards in regular season finale at The Q. LeBron James will rest.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 15, 2015
It is unclear how much Irving will play. It's also unclear how much Kevin Love, J.R. Smith and other key players will play tonight. Earlier today, the Cavs recalled Joe Harris from the Canton Charge. That may indicate that the Cavs' main wings may play less than normal.
Washington will also rest some of its players, as guard John Wall, guard Bradley Beal, forward Paul Pierce and forward Nene will sit out tonight's regular season finale.
Wizards F Nene and F Paul Pierce will not play tonight vs #Cavs.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 15, 2015
James ends the regular season averaging 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and an even six rebounds per game. Cleveland kicks off the postseason on Sunday against the Boston Celtics. Tipoff for Game 1 has yet to be determined.