After a day of waiting, the Cavs now know that they'll be playing down a man tonight in Atlanta.
The Cavaliers will be without point guard Kyrie Irving for tonight's Game 2 vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Earlier today, Irving was listed as questionable for Game 2. and Irving is now listed as questionable for Sunday's Game 3 in Cleveland. The Cavs updated Irving's status in a press release:
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard Parker traveled today to see Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Institute. Irving's left knee was evaluated and his diagnosis (tendinitis) confirmed and treatment plan agreed upon. Irving will be with the team tonight in Atlanta, but will not play. He will continue treatment and is currently listed as Questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland.
Irving has been battling injuries since the first round of the playoffs. As the press release notes, Irving is continuing to deal with tendinitis in his left knee and is undergoing treatment in the hope of improving his condition. Matthew Dellavedova is expected to start in Irving's place.
The Cavs tipoff tonight at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.