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Irving sprains shoulder in loss to Bucks

By Jason Lloyd Published: March 30, 2012

Kyrie Irving sprained his right shoulder in Friday's 121-84 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was expected to fly with the team to New York after the game and will be re-evaluated Saturday morning before a determination is made whether or not he will play against the Knicks on Saturday night.

"I'm in pain right now, but getting through it," Irving said. "Taking a lot of Advil and anti-inflammatories and go from there."

Irving ran into Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova late in the second quarter and injured the shoulder when he crashed to the ground. But he played the entire third quarter before sitting out the fourth.

The Cavs have lost six straight and eight of their last nine. The 37-point loss ranks as the second-worst home loss in franchise history. Losing Irving for any amount of time will compound the Cavs' woes.

"I don't know how it can get much worse," Scott said. "But yeah, if he goes down, obviously that makes it that much worse."

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