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Kyrie Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks - Game One

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 20: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Kyrie Irving said he planned to play Game 2.

He also said, “I just don’t have it right now.”

It seems the latter of those two semi-conflicting thoughts is winning out.

Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

The Cavaliers don’t need Irving to be at full strength to beat the Hawks. See Game 1.

But they might need Irving to eat some minutes at point guard, where Matthew Dellavedova is the only other player on the roster. Sure, LeBron James takes a lot of responsibility as the lead ball-handler, but it helps to have a natural point guard on the floor at times.

If Irving’s injury keeps him sideline tonight and/or beyond, that’s a big blow for Cleveland, which is already without Kevin Love.