Kyrie Irving injury: Cavs PG practices, could play vs. Knicks

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Kyrie Irving returned to practice on Sunday and could make his return to the court on Monday against the Knicks.

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving practiced on Sunday and could make his return to the court in Monday's game against the New York Knicks. Irving has missed Cleveland's last three games with a hyperextended knee. The Cavaliers have gone 2-1 over that stretch, but suffered a 105-89 loss to the Clippers the last time out. Irving originally suffered the injury when he banged knees with a teammate during practice. He then aggravated the injury in Cleveland's 109-105 loss to the Miami Heat on Feb. 24.

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Shaun Livingston has started in place of Irving over the last three games and has averaged just over 13 points and three assists. Rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters has helped to pick up the scoring slac,k averaging just over 21 points per game while Irving has been out.

Irving has blossomed in his second season, averaging 23.3 points and 5.6 assists while shooting 46 percent from the field. He has started all 45 games that he has appeared in for Cleveland this season. Irving made his first appearance in the All-Star game this season and won the NBA's three-point contest.

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