Kyrie Irving to have MRI on knee

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is helped off the court after being injured during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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Kyrie Irving will undergo an MRI on his left knee Wednesday after the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard injured it in the third quarter of Tuesday’s 91-76 loss at the Indiana Pacers.

Irving returned to the court after suffering the injury, but said after the game it still felt weak. Irving said he heard the knee pop and expected the worst.

"My left knee is pretty weak right now," he told reporters in Indianapolis. "I was falling all over the place (in the fourth quarter.) I didn’t have my legs under me."

Irving finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds. He injured the knee late in the third on a drive to the basket. Following the play he clutched at the injury and sat on the floor. After a moment in the locker room, he was cleared to return, and did so with 9:28 remaining in the fourth, playing the rest of the way.

"Right now, it’s a little bit of a painful experience but it’s something I’ll get through," he said. "I’m still hoping that there’s nothing wrong, just something slight, if anything at all. Just hoping for the best."

Irving’s injury issues in his first two seasons have been well-chronicled, but he has yet to miss any of the Cavs’ 31 games this season. He said earlier this season his goal is to play in all 82.

Irving, who leads Eastern Conference points guards in All-Star voting, is the Cavs’ top scorer at 22.6 points and averages a team-best 6.1 assists per game.