Cavaliers G Irving bruises elbow, returns to game

Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving has started the second
half after sustaining a bruised right elbow in the second quarter
against Boston.

Irving left Tuesday night’s game with 3:41 remaining in the
period after taking a charge from Paul Pierce. Irving was taken to
the locker room and returned to the bench with about two minutes to
go, but didn’t play the rest of the half.

Irving had five points and three assists in 10 minutes in the
first half. He was the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft and is the
NBA’s leading scorer among rookies.