Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving suffered a left foot injury in Thursday’s 115-101 Game 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors, but says he will play in Game 7.
“I’m good,” Irving said to reporters when asked about the knee. “I’m OK.”
Irving was hurt in the third quarter when the Warriors’ Festus Ezeli stepped on Irving’s left foot while Irving was working a pick and roll with Tristan Thompson.
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said Irving just “tweaked it a little bit.”
Irving is expected to be ready to go on Sunday.
Cleveland’s starting point guard said that he was excited about playing in Game 7.
“All I’ve done over my life is watched a lot of Game 7s and seen how guys come out, seeing the sway of the game,” said Irving. “But now I actually get to play in one and experience it. [I’m] just hoping we come out with a win on the other end of it.”
Irving scored 23 points in Thursday’s victory and is averaging a whopping 25.2 points with 4.9 assists in this year’s playoffs.
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