Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for Game 2, according to a release from the team and statements from head coach David Blatt. In addition, Irving has been listed as "questionable" for Game 3 on Sunday following a visit to Dr. James Andrews.
Cleveland's second-leading scorer visibly struggled with "burst" on Wednesday evening, especially when attempting to defend Jeff Teague. Irving finished with only 10 points and 6 assists in the game, and the former number one overall pick was limited to only 27 minutes as a result of knee issues. At this point, the assumption is that Irving will be able to return for Game 3, but the questionable designation and visit to Dr. Andrews casts a potentially dark shadow with regard to his availability.
In Irving's absence, the Cavaliers will turn to Matthew Dellavedova as a primary option at point guard, though LeBron James could handle ball-handling duties throughout the night. Blatt declined to announce his starting lineup during pregame media availability.