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Kyrie Irving Practices, David Blatt Expects Him To Play In Game 1 vs. Hawks

Kyrie Irving, who had been dealing with a sprained right foot and left knee tendinitis, didn’t practice on Saturday. The Cavs decided to give him a couple extra days of rest ahead of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Atlanta Hawks starting Wednesday night.

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The good news? Irving was able to participate in most of Monday afternoon’s practice session and he apparently looked good, according to head coach David Blatt.

Jonathan Daniel | Getty Images

Jonathan Daniel | Getty Images

Kyrie Irving, who has averaged just 13.5 points on 39% from the field over the past four games, was feeling better Monday, and told reporters he expects to play in Game 1.

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“He’s going through a lot of treatment,” Blatt said. “We’re monitoring and just hoping that he progresses.”

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