How Kyrie Irving’s Injury Could Affect Cavs Chances
Game 1 of the NBA Finals surely lived up to the hype. One of the biggest stories heading into game 1 was the health of Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving experienced both knee and ankle trouble this postseason and the injury bug reared its ugly head in game 1 as Irving left the floor early into overtime as the Golden State Warriors went on to win 108-100.
Irving had 23 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists when he exited the court and limped toward the locker room down seven in overtime. Irving played 43 minutes in game 1 after he was considered less than 100% heading into the game. He had a crucial block on Stephen Curry late in the fourth quarter with the game tied, pushing it to overtime.
It was announced on Friday evening that Irving has a fractured left knee cap and will undergo surgery. He is obviously done for the remainder of the NBA post-season and ironically, so are the Cavs.