The flu-like symptoms that caused Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving to exit Sunday’s game against the Thunder were caused by a lack of sleep due to bed bugs in the team hotel, he told reporters Monday.
Irving played just nine minutes in Sunday’s 115–92 win over Oklahoma City. He told reporters after Monday’s loss to the Pistons that he was forced to sleep on the couch on Saturday night and only slept for about three hours.
The team stayed at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, a four-star hotel.
The hotel’s Director of Rooms, Jessica Dustin, confirmed to The Oklahoman that bed bugs were found in one room.
Irving played 38 minutes on Monday night, leading the Cavs with 30 points.
- Dan Gartland