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NBA News: Kyrie Irving doubtful for Friday due to illness

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who had recently missed time due to a knee injury, is now listed as “doubtful” for Friday night’s contest against the Memphis Grizzlies due to an illness.

The Cavaleirs have been hit hard by the stomach virus this season, with shooting guard Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller recently being hospitalized. Reserve guard Daniel Gibson missed time this week due to the flu; guard CJ Miles and forward Omri Casspi also missed time.

“”I don’t know if its the flu,” said Cavs coach Byron Scott said earlier this week. “Some type of virus . . . something with the stomach.”

On the season, Irving is averaging 23.5 points and 5.7 assists per game. He has previously missed time with a fractured finger in addition to the hyperextended right knee. Shaun Livingston would likely start in Irving’s place in the event that he could not suit up.

[Related: Amped defense allows Cavs to steal win from free-falling Jazz]

  • Harv 21

    And then season ticket holders pooled $12.39 at CVS for a large bottle of hand sanitizer and a DVD of the Seinfeld episode about double-dipping.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    The lipid-envelope-less Norovirus scoffs at your “hand sanitizer”.

  • ThatAlex

    According to the PD, Kyrie says he’s playing tonight.