Irving to play after missing shootaround

Irving to play after missing shootaround
January 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) reacts toward the bench after hitting a 3-pointer against the Toronto Raptors with 0.7 seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game as Alan Anderson (6) stands by, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Toronto. The Cavaliers won 99-98. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is playing against Golden State despite missing the morning shootaround because he was sick.

``Kyrie is good to go,'' Cleveland coach Byron Scott said in his pregame press conference.

Irving, who was named an All-Star reserve last week, has been dealing with a lingering bug for several weeks. Scott said he told his young star to stay home Tuesday morning and get rest. Irving was on the court taking shots about an hour before the game as the Cavs try to extend their season-high winning streak to four games against the Warriors.

Irving averaged a league-best 35.7 points in three wins last week and was named Eastern Conference player of the week on Monday. Irving hit a 3-pointer in the final second on Saturday night to beat Toronto.