If you saw Kyrie Irving limp off the floor late in Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics, don’t worry.
Irving’s issue, according to both him and head coach Tyronn Lue, was cramps. Per Irving, they started in the first half, got better after the half before Irving limped off the floor in the game’s final minutes with what Lue called a hamstring cramp.
“Just tightened up, that’s all,” said Irving after the game. “My calf started getting tight and my hammy started to get tight. I felt better coming out (to start) the second half, then when I did that last layup in started to cramp up.”
Irving isn’t expected to miss any time and should be in the starting lineup Saturday when the Cavs play the Charlotte Hornets, but it will depend on how he feels today.
The concern here, though, is that this is the second time this issue has popped up this season. The Cavs have a thin roster and as a result, Irving had to play 42 minutes last night. Over the course of a long season, it’s not going to help Irving or the Cavs for him to play this many minutes night after night.