Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving started Game 4 of the team's Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks and played on a minutes restriction. The Cavaliers won 118–88 to sweep the Hawks and earn a trip to the NBA Finals. He was listed as questionable heading into the game. The All-Star point guard scored 16 points in 22 minutes.
Irving sat out Games 2 and 3 after being diagnosed with left knee tendonitis. He is also battling a strain in his right foot.
According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, the team's medical staff wanted Irving to have consecutive "good days" before giving him clearance to play.