LOS ANGELES: Kyrie Irving said his left knee had been bothering him for 48 hours, but he wanted to make it through Thursday night’s home game against the Utah Jazz.But when the Cavaliers’ All-Star guard sat at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the knee got tight. So during the first timeout, he had one question for LeBron James.“You got this?” Irving said he asked the four-time league MVP. Of late, they have been more of a dynamic duo than perhaps either envisioned when James returned in 2014.Of course, James responded in the affirmative. His 17 points in the final quarter carried the Cavs to a 91-83 victory.But after the game, as a seemingly endless litany of injuries continued to befall the defending NBA champions, James might have wondered how...
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Injuries to Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Williams test Cavaliers’ ticking clock on putting best team together