Kyrie Irving certainly wasn’t himself during Game 3, scoring just 11 points, handing out 0 assists and mostly acting like “a decoy.” Irving appeared to tweak his right foot during the first quarter but was determined to keep playing.
After the Cavs’ 96-99 loss, Irving revealed that he has been playing with a sprained foot since Game 2 of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against the Celtics.
Per USA Today:
Kyrie Irving scored just 11 points on 3-for-13 shooting, and it was revealed after the game that Irving is playing with what the team calls a strained right foot, an injury Irving said he noticed in Game 2 of Cleveland’s first-round series against the Boston Celtics.
Irving underwent tests within the past week.
“I have been trying to get treatment since then,” Irving said. “I just have to stay ready to play. There are no excuses. And I have to play through it. … Tonight, I’m not hanging my head nor using a bad foot as an excuse.”
“I’m staying out there for my brothers,” Irving said. “I can be a decoy, set screens and do whatever I can to help us win. I just have to get treatment and come out and play.”