Kyrie Irving Blocks Steph Curry’s Potential Game Winner in 4th, Injures Leg In OT
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A less than 100% Kyrie Irving – who had to “will himself” to play in this game – had a fabulous game-saving block on Steph Curry near the end of the 4th quarter. It would turn out to be one of the worst plays in the game for the Cavs because the game went into OT where Irving would aggravate his left knee and have to limp to the locker room.
“You can hear in the tone of my voice that I’m a little worried,” said Irving who had 23 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks in GM1 . “I just want to make sure everything is OK, and I’m going to take the necessary steps to see what’s going on.”
The Warriors also dominated the Cavs in the extra period, so looking back, the best thing that could have happened to the Cavs was for Curry to make the layup and put the Warriors up by 2. Maybe LeBron, Kyrie or another Cav would have made a game-winner in response to the layup or they would have just lost in regulation and at least had Irving walk off the court without an injury and not be dominated for 5 minutes.
Irving will have a MRI on Friday but initial tests show there’s no damage to the ACL or MCL.
“I hope it’s just a reaggravation,” Irving said. “It’s disappointing; coming in, I felt amazing. It’s a setback.”