Kyrie Irving will be attending the third game of the Eastern Finals from the bench, as a spectator. He is currently plagued with tendonitis that is affecting mobility in knee.
The announcement was made an hour before the Sunday game was slated to begin against the Atlanta Hawks.
After a medical screening by team doctors, it was decided that it would be in the best interest of the team and Irving to hold him back from playing.
Irving had appeared at the arena very early Sunday and participated an in a workout with Phil Handy. The workout tested various abilities and graded his performance.