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Kyrie Irving scored 37 points (13-22 FG, 1-3 3PT, 10-10 FT) to go along with three rebounds, nine assists, two steals and one block in the Nets loss Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Irving carried the load offensively for Brooklyn Wednesday with Kevin Durant (injury management) and James Harden (hamstring) sidelined. Irving was taken out of the game with 8:39 left in the fourth quarter when the Nets were trailing 109-90. The Nets were able to cut that deficit to three points with just over two minutes left, but Irving remained on the bench during that time. Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash said he thought "a little bit" about putting Irving in late in the game. He didn't want to take out the reserves after playing so well and wanted to reward them.
Kyrie Irving was not listed on the Nets' injury report and is presumably available to play against the 76ers on Wednesday.
With Kyrie able to return today, that will certainly return Chris Chiozza back to the bench. With Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and James Harden all ruled out, Kyrie will likely take on a huge offensive role tonight, making him especially intriguing in DFS play.
Kyrie Irving will miss Tuesday's contest against the Timberwolves for personal reasons.
With Irving out, one of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Bruce Brown or Landry Shamet could see a spot-start in this game. With the cancellation of yesterday's game, it will be interesting to see the amount of minutes both Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin receive as well.
Kyrie Irving will miss the Nets game Monday against Minnesota.
This is not the first time Irving has been sidelined due to personal reasons, so hopefully everything is alright with him. It will be interesting to see how much playing time Kevin Durant receives with James Harden (hamstring) also sidelined. We will have to wait for the starting lineup to be announced Monday, but one of Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Bruce Brown or Landry Shamet should see a spot-start in this game.
Kyrie Irving scored 18 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds in the Nets loss Saturday against the Lakers.
Irving only played 21 minutes as he was ejected from the game after getting into an exchange with Dennis Schroder. The refs assessed them both double technical fouls.