An MRI on Irving's knee revealed tendinitis and aggravated the injury during the Cavs' Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls. Irving left the game in the second quarter. He was available to return, but head coach David Blatt elected to hold him out with the Cleveland comfortably in front.
"He going through a lot of treatment and we're monitoring and just hoping that he progresses from here until game time," Blatt said.
The Cavs are off Sunday, although some players may come to Cleveland Clinic Courts to work out.
"We determined that he's going to rest and going forward, (he is) day-to-day. We'll see how he's feeling and what we can do with it," Blatt said of Irving. "We're very much on top of this obviously and Ky is doing everything he possibly can to get well."
Irving is averaging 19.8 points and 3.3 assists while shooting 43 percent so far in the playoffs. He is listed as day-to-day but his status throughout the series will be a factor. Irving played well in four meetings with the Hawks this season averaging 21 points and six assists while shooting 49 percent from the field.