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Kyrie Irving will miss his second game Sunday because of a strained left shoulder. Irving missed Friday’s loss at the Indiana Pacers and coach David Blatt was hopeful Irving could rejoin the team in Houston, but the team announced Saturday he was still in Cleveland receiving treatment and has been ruled out. LeBron James also missed Friday’s loss to the Pacers, but is still expected to return Sunday to face the Rockets. Irving injured the shoulder in the third quarter of Thursday’s win over the Golden State Warriors, but returned to play the fourth quarter.
Almost seven months after a gruesome leg injury seemingly ended his season, Pacers swingman Paul George finished his first full practice Thursday. There is no timetable for his return to game action, but the two-time All-Star is recovering faster than expected from the broken right leg that occurred during a scrimmage with the U.S. national team in Las Vegas. Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is doubtful against the Spurs on Friday after hurting his ankle and hip Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Thus far the second half of the NBA season has been defined by injuries. Now you can add Stephen Curry to list of walking wounded.
Hornets coach Steve Clifford says forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will not play against the Indiana Pacers because of a hamstring injury.
Time: 7 p.m.; Place: Bankers Life Fieldhouse TV: Fox Sports Ohio Radio: WTAM 1100-AM, WAKR 1590-AM, WHBC 1480-AM, WMMS 100.7-FM, La Mega 87.7-FM (Spanish) Injury report: Cavs - Anderson Varejao (Achilles) out. Pacers - Paul George (leg) out; Ian Mahinmi (ankle) out; Lavoy Allen (knee) out. Officials: Mike Callahan, Dedric Taylor, Scott Wall Series: Cavs lead 1-0 Streaks: Cavs W12; Pacers W1 Cavs probables (31-20) Name Ht/Wt Pts Rebs Asts PG Kyrie...