OAKLAND, California — Kyrie Irving’s condition after his injury during Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unknown, and the rest of the team is ready to step up if he doesn’t come back.
With the possibility of Kyrie missing games in this series, the rest of team knows they have to work harder.
“I’m going to stay strong for my team, no matter who is or isn’t in the line up,” LeBron said in a press conference Friday.
Irving underwent an MRI on Friday to determine the extent of the injury. He went into the locker room limping during overtime of Game 1 in the NBA Finals last night against the Golden State Warriors.
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“We’ve been in this position before,” LeBron said. “If he’s not able to go, it’s not new to us.”
Irving has been battling with injuries and tendinitis throughout the season, even missing a few games in the Eastern Conference Finals series. Irving added that the injury during Game 1 felt different than his other injuries, so he was concerned about the outcome of the MRI.
“We still have a chance to win,” LeBron added. Kyrie did not speak at media availability Friday.
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The entire NBA Finals schedule is below:
Game 2: At Warriors on ABC, 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 7
Game 3: Warriors at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9
Game 4: Warriors at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 11
Game 5: At Warriors on ABC, 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 (if necessary)
Game 6: Warriors at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 (if necessary)
Game 7: At Warriors on ABC, 9 p.m. on Friday, June 19 (if necessary)