Denton: Vucevic Will Be Gametime Decision in Cleveland


``At the moment I thought it was pretty bad because it was hurting pretty bad. I was trying to walk it off. I went to the back and tried to run and do stuff, but it was just really painful,’’ Vucevic said. ``But we really attacked it right away with a lot of treatments and the next day it wasn’t as bad. So we’ll see tonight and I’ll try it before the game and see how it is.’’

Irving, who is in the midst of another all-star season, felt a pop in his knee in the third quarter of a loss to Golden State earlier in the week and felt weakness in his knee. He underwent a MRI on the knee on Wednesday, and it showed no structural damage. Irving, like Vucevic, is a game-time decision because of what is being labeled as a contusion on his knee.

The Cavs beat the Magic 109-100 on Dec. 13 in Orlando. In that game, Irving poured in a game-high 31 points, but it was reserve guard Dion Waiters who keyed a massive second-half rally with a string of 16 straight points for Cleveland.


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