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|June 10 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST23:34 UAE21:3415:34 ET2:34 PM CT18:34 - Irving says he was not putting himself at risk by playing extra minutes when he broke his left kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The All-Star underwent surgery and will need at least three months to recover from the injury, the most serious of his pro career. Irving had been playing with tendinitis throughout the postseason, but said doctors told him he was not more susceptible to getting hurt.
Analysis: Irving says the injury happened on a ''freak play'' and he knew the moment it happened that it was serious. Irving had scored 23 points and was playing better than he had in weeks when he went down. His leg remains in a cast and he's still on crutches. He says it's been difficult watching his teammates take on Golden State without him, but he's ''sitting back as a fan and enjoying it.''
|June 1 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET17:50 GMT1:50 10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST21:50 UAE19:5013:50 ET12:50 PM CT16:50 - Irving has undergone surgery to repair his broken kneecap, an injury sustained in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The team says Irving had the operation on Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic.
Analysis: The surgery was performed by team physician, Dr. Richard Parker with two other doctors assisting. The team says Irving will need 3-to-4 months before he can resume "basketball activity." Irving was injured during overtime in Cleveland's 108-100 loss to Golden State on Thursday night. An MRI taken Friday revealed the fracture in Irving's left knee, which had been bothering him for most of the postseason. He returned to Cleveland to have the operation.
|May 22 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET14:28 GMT22:28 7:28 AM MST9:28 AM EST18:28 UAE16:2810:28 ET9:28 AM CT13:28 - Irving returned from an ailing left knee to assist the Cavaliers' Eastern Conference finals sweep of Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: After missing the prior two games, Irving had 16 points and five assists in an 118-88 romp in Cleveland.
|May 18 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST22:13 UAE20:1314:13 ET1:13 PM CT17:13 - Irving returned to practice and says his leg injuries will not keep him off the court for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: Irving sat out Cleveland's practice Saturday and spent the weekend receiving treatment on tendinitis in his left knee and a sprained right foot as the Cavs rested for their series against the Atlanta Hawks. On Monday, Irving said the time off helped and he feels 'pretty good' going into Wednesday's series opener.
|May 14 5:43 PM PT6:43 PM MT7:43 PM CT8:43 PM ET0:43 GMT8:43 5:43 PM MST7:43 PM EST4:43 UAE (+1)02:4320:43 ET7:43 PM CT23:43 - Irving was not on the court to start the second half of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Chicago Bulls, and ESPN reported he is doubtful to return.
Analysis: Irving, playing on two injured legs, crumbled to the court grimacing in pain after he came down on teammate Tristan Thompson's foot with 9:47 left in the first half. He limped to the sideline and then to the locker room. Losing Irving is a big blow for Cleveland as it tries to close out this series and avoid a decisive Game 7 at home on Sunday.
|May 12 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST6:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CT1:39 - Irving netted 25 points Tuesday night for the Cavs.
Analysis: Irving was heroic even though he was limited by a sprained right foot and tendinitis in his left knee. Game 6 is Thursday night at United Center.
|May 11 2:26 PM PT3:26 PM MT4:26 PM CT5:26 PM ET21:26 GMT5:26 2:26 PM MST4:26 PM EST1:26 UAE (+1)23:2617:26 ET4:26 PM CT20:26 - Irving will be limited by a sprained right foot and tendinitis in his left knee.
Analysis: James said Irving is ''hampered a lot'' but he anticipates ''he'll give us what he has.''
|May 10 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST6:45 UAE (+1)04:4522:45 ET9:45 PM CT1:45 - Irving was horrendous again Sunday.
Analysis: Irving missed 8 of 10 shots and scored 12 points with a paltry two assists while it is obvious he is playing through immense pain. Game 5 is at 'The Q' on Tuesday.
|May 8 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)05:3223:32 ET10:32 PM CT2:32 - Irving was horrendous Friday.
Analysis: Irving missed 10 of 13 shots for 11 points as he was second-best by a large margin to superstar Derrick Rose. He also had a pathetic zero assists.
|May 6 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CT1:00 - Irving scored 21 points Wednesday.
Analysis: Irving played second fiddle while LeBron James showed who was the king of this court by dismantling the Bulls in electric fashion. "They smashed us," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.
|Apr. 12 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST23:04 UAE21:0415:04 ET2:04 PM CT18:04 - With the No. 2 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference clinched, Irving and three other starters are not playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Boston Celtics. Coach David Blatt says Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith will not play Sunday.
Analysis: Blatt said all four would play Monday night against Detroit in Cleveland's next to last game of the regular season.
|Apr. 10 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST2:51 UAE (+1)00:5118:51 ET5:51 PM CT21:51 - Irving has been ruled out for Cleveland's game against Boston because of a sore right hip.
Analysis: Irving experienced soreness at the team's shootaround on Friday morning, and the decision was made to sit him out against the Celtics.
|Apr. 9 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE06:500:50 ET11:50 PM CT3:50 - Irving had 27 points and nine assists in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: He has 27 points in back-to-back games.
|Apr. 2 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST18:50 UAE16:5010:50 ET9:50 AM CT13:50 - Irving is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat.
Analysis: Irving missed the team's morning shootaround with an unspecified illness. The team said he is a game-time decision.
|Mar. 13 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:351:35 ET11:35 PM CT4:35 - Irving finished with a career-high 57 points in Cleveland's overtime win over San Antonio on Thursday.
Analysis: Irving had the most points in the NBA this season, topping his 55-point game against Portland on Jan. 28. He scored nine points in the final minute of regulation to force overtime.
|Feb. 27 10:56 PM PT11:56 PM MT12:56 AM CT1:56 AM ET6:56 GMT14:56 11:56 PM MST1:56 AM EST10:56 UAE07:561:56 ET12:56 AM CT5:56 - Irving finished with 18 points in his return after missing two games with a left shoulder strain.
Analysis: Irving injured his shoulder in the second half of last week's home win over Golden State. An MRI confirmed the strain and he did not travel to road games at Indiana and Houston to get treatment.
|Feb. 13 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Irving had 17 points and seven assists but was 6 of 18 from the field Thursday.
Analysis: Irving was outplayed by former MVP Derrick Rose in the latest installment of this budding rivalry of high-caliber guards.
|Feb. 3 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET6:20 GMT14:20 11:20 PM MST1:20 AM EST10:20 UAE07:201:20 ET12:20 AM CT4:20 - Irving had 24 points and five assists in Monday's win against the 76ers.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 26.2 points and shooting 52.7 percent from 3-point range over his last 10 games.
|Jan. 31 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Irving scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting in Friday's win over Sacramento.
Analysis: Irving has been extremely efficient during Cleveland's nine-game winning streak, averaging 27.6 points on 53.6 percent shooting.
|Jan. 29 9:53 PM PT10:53 PM MT11:53 PM CT12:53 AM ET5:53 GMT13:53 10:53 PM MST12:53 AM EST9:53 UAE06:530:53 ET11:53 PM CT3:53 - Irving scored a career-high 55 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over Portland on Wednesday.
Analysis: Irving, who scored 38 on Tuesday in a win at Detroit, made a team record 11 3-pointers and finished 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. He scored 24 of Cleveland's final 28 points and 16 of the Cavs' 20 in the fourth quarter, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds left.
|Jan. 21 8:00 PM PT9:00 PM MT10:00 PM CT11:00 PM ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST8:00 UAE05:0023:00 ET10:00 PM CT2:00 - Irving has an illness.
Analysis: Despite being ill, Irving still scored 18 points and had five steals in the Cavaliers' 106-92 win over Utah on Wednesday.
|Jan. 17 10:40 PM PT11:40 PM MT12:40 AM CT1:40 AM ET6:40 GMT14:40 11:40 PM MST1:40 AM EST10:40 UAE07:401:40 ET12:40 AM CT4:40 - Irving had a big night Friday with 37 points and 5-of-7 shooting from 3-point range in a win over the Clippers.
Analysis: Irving has totaled 59 points on 21-of-34 shooting in his last two games after putting up a 36.4 field-goal percentage over his previous three.
|Jan. 4 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST0:42 UAE (+1)21:4215:42 ET2:42 PM CT18:42 - The Cavaliers had a big return to the lineup after he missed one game with a sore back. He had 38 points in a loss to the Rockets.
Analysis: Irving sat out Monday's loss in Philadelphia.
|Dec. 28 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST23:41 UAE20:4114:41 ET1:41 PM CT17:41 - Irving will miss his second straight game because of a bruised left knee, not suiting up Sunday against Detroit.
Analysis: Irving injured his knee on Dec. 11 against Oklahoma City. He aggravated it in a loss to Miami on Thursday and didn't play the following night against Orlando after experiencing tightness in warmups. Irving injured his knee on Dec. 11 against Oklahoma City. He aggravated it in a loss to Miami on Thursday and didn't play the following night against Orlando after experiencing tightness in warmups.
|Dec. 12 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST3:47 UAE (+1)00:4718:47 ET5:47 PM CT21:47 - Irving says he'll play in New Orleans despite injuring his left knee a night earlier in Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Irving was helped off the court after knocking knees with Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, but returned to the game.
|Dec. 11 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST5:35 UAE (+1)02:3520:35 ET7:35 PM CT23:35 - Irving left Thursday's game against the Thunder with a left knee injury, but returned to start the second half.
Analysis: With 1:31 left in the second quarter, Irving jumped to contest a shot by Russell Westbrook, and his knee connected with Westbrook's knee on the way down. Irving clutched his knee, then was helped off the court. He returned following halftime.
|Dec. 5 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Irving scored a season-high 37 points on 12-of-18 shooting in Thursday's win at New York.
Analysis: Irving is averaging 29.7 points on 62.0 percent shooting in his last three games. He's also shooting a career-best 42.5 percent from 3-point range on the season.
|Nov. 15 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Irving had 27 points and five assists Friday.
Analysis: Irving is not passing muster with his lack of passing - his assist totals are harming fantasy owners. He faces Jeff Teague and the Hawks on Saturday in a key Eastern Conference matchup.
|Nov. 8 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST9:12 UAE06:120:12 ET11:12 PM CT3:12 - Irving had 12 points and six assists Friday.
Analysis: Maybe some stern words from two-time NBA champion LeBron James caused Irving to be less selfish after his 34-point, zero-assist performance in his previous outing. In truth, fantasy owners would prefer that version of Irving rather than the one that bows to the 'King' of the NBA.
|Nov. 6 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Irving had a season-high 34 points in a 102-100 loss at Utah on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Cleveland point guard made 12 of 23 shots after going 3 for 17 and scoring nine points in a loss to Portland on Tuesday.
|Nov. 1 9:46 PM PT10:46 PM MT11:46 PM CT12:46 AM ET4:46 GMT12:46 9:46 PM MST11:46 PM EST8:46 UAE05:460:46 ET10:46 PM CT2:46 - Irving scored 23 on 6-of-17 shooting in Friday's win over Chicago.
Analysis: Irving committed four turnovers to compound his inefficient performance. He also had just three assists, but more should come as he learns to mesh with LeBron James and Kevin Love.
|Oct. 17 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE17:1911:19 ET10:19 AM CT14:19 - Irving is coming back to the court after missing three games with a sprained right ankle. Irving had his ankle stepped on by teammate Anderson Varejao in practice early last week and didn't play in Brazil when Cleveland faced the Miami Heat.
Analysis: Cavs coach David Blatt says Irving will play in Friday's exhibition against Dallas. Blatt says Irving "is raring to go, and that's good." Blatt isn't worried about Irving's conditioning because he played this summer with USA basketball.
|July 10 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST23:14 UAE21:1415:14 ET2:14 PM CT18:14 - As they await a decision from free agent LeBron James, the Cavaliers have announced that Irving has signed his contract extension.
Analysis: The Cavs reached an agreement with Irving on a five-year, $90 million extension last week in the first hours after free agency opened. Irving is now under contract with Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. Irving averaged 20.8 points, 6.1 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 71 games last season, his third with Cleveland. The former No. 1 overall pick was also voted MVP of the NBA's All-Star game.
|July 1 11:03 AM PT12:03 PM MT1:03 PM CT2:03 PM ET18:03 GMT2:03 11:03 AM MST1:03 PM EST22:03 UAE20:0314:03 ET1:03 PM CT17:03 - Shortly after free agency opened Tuesday, the Cavs agreed to terms on a new five-year contract extension with Irving, a deal that locks up the All-Star point guard for six years.
Analysis: Irving's deal, along with the recent hiring of new coach David Blatt and selection of swingman Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, has raised the Cavs' profile.