Report: Cavs G Kyrie Irving ‘ready to play,’ but won’t face Celtics Tuesday

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Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving ‘ready to play,’ but won’t face Celtics Tuesday
Monday December 14th, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is “ready to play,” according to an ESPN source, yet will not face the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Coach David Blatt told reporters Sunday that he would continue to hold Irving off the court, despite the fact that he has “practiced well” and “he is looking good and he is feeling good.”

Last week, Blatt said Irving could make his season debut over the weekend, but the team is avoiding rushing his return. On Sunday, Blatt said Irving still needs to undergo additional testing before he is cleared to play.

Irving fractured his knee cap during Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals, and has not played in a game this season. Last year, he averaged 21.7 points and 5.2 assists in 75 games.

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The Cavaliers (15–7) will play the Celtics (14–10) at TD Garden at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

- Erin Flynn

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