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Cavs' Irving misses 3rd game with knee injury

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm •  Published: January 5, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers are missing starting All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving and his backup, Jarrett Jack, against Indiana.

Irving is out for the third straight game with a bruised knee. Jack was expected to make his third start in a row for Irving, but he was a late scratch for Sunday's game with back spasms. The Cavs said Jack couldn't get his back loose while warming up before the game.

With Irving and Jack out, rookie Matthew Dellavedova is making his fourth start.

Irving injured his left knee on Dec. 31 when he fell awkwardly while attempting a layup in the third quarter of a loss to the Pacers. An MRI taken the following day showed no structural damage, and the Cavs say he is day to day.