LeBron, Irving both nursing injuries before Game 5 against Bulls

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Kyrie Irving talks about his ankle injury with the media on May 11, 2015. (Photo: John Telich/Fox 8 News)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both underwent treatment for injuries as they prepared for Tuesday’s Game 5 against Chicago.

James rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Sunday’s Game 4 win. He battled through the injury before hitting a game-winning shot at the buzzer to even the series 2-2. James said he watched several replays of him turning his ankle over and was shocked he was able to finish the game.

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Irving underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed tendinitis in his left knee. He’s already dealing with a sprained right foot, an injury he sustained in Game 2 in the first round against Boston.

Irving expressed frustration at not being at 100 percent, but says there’s no way he can sit out and will “do whatever I can for my teammates.” Irving has had injuries before but never to both legs at the same time.

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