INDEPENDENCE: Kyrie Irving will be a game-time decision tonight when the Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Clippers. Coach Byron Scott said at this morning's shootaround he would like to hold Irving out until he is 100 percent, not just until he feels better.
"One bad cut or whatever, you could still tweak it," Scott said. "And the other thing is how much pain can he take. Right now I'm not willing to kind of say, 'You can take the pain? OK that's great. I'm going to let you play tonight.' I'm not going that way."
Irving appeared wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt at the conclusion of the morning shootaround. He has put up some shots the last couple days, but Scott said he hasn't really done anything physical yet to assess whether or not the knee is ready.
The Clippers have won three straight, including a 99-91 victory at Indiana on Thursday.