Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a left shoulder injury in the Cavaliers’ impressive 110-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, and Irving will undergo an MRI on Friday morning, the team announced. The point guard didn’t travel with the team to Indianapolis and is listed as doubtful to play against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
UPDATE: Irving is out against Indiana.
Irving suffered the injury in the second half of the game and briefly went to the locker room, but he returned and finished with 24 points on 6-of-17 shooting overall and 2-of-8 from three. The 22-year-old went 10-of-10 from the line to help make up for his poor shooting.
Irving is in the midst of a career year, with averages of 21.7 points and 5.2 assists on the season. He’s shooting 46.4 percent overall and 40.4 percent from long range.
The Cavaliers have been a juggernaut since LeBron James returned from injuries in mid-January. Cleveland has won 18 of its last 20 games, and they’ve outscored opponents by 24.6 points per 100 possessions when the trio of Irving, James and Kevin Love have shared the court together during that span, per NBA.com.