Kyrie Irving is doubtful to play tonight because of the stomach flu, coach Byron Scott said today.
Scott said he received a text this morning from trainer Max Benton, who told him Irving felt ill. The Cavaliers host the Washington Wizards in a game with lottery implications at stake.
The Cavaliers begin the day tied with Sacramento and New Orleans for the third-fewest victories. They could finish anywhere from the third-worst record to the eight-worst, depending on how the final two days of the season play out.
The Wizards have won four straight, making them the hottest team in the East, yet they're still three games worse than the Cavs in the standings with two games to play.
It's interesting to note that Antawn Jamison was held out of the Cavs' last game against the Wizards because he needed a rest. It remains the only game he has missed this season. But with all the talk of lottery odds and Ping Pong ball combinations swirling across the NBA, Scott insists he ignores it all.
"I don’t pay attention to it. My job is to win basketball games and try to do that to the best of my abilities and try to put guys in position to be successful," he said. "I don’t listen to Ping Pong ball talk and all that stuff, I just try to go out there and coach to the best of my ability."