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Kyrie Irving will miss next three Nets games with shoulder injury

Lead guard originally injured shoulder Nov. 12 vs. Utah

From NBA Twitter reports

The Brooklyn Nets announced after Friday’s 116-97 victory over Sacramento that Kyrie Irving would miss the team’s forthcoming road trip, a three-game swing through New York, Cleveland and Boston. The lead guard has missed the team’s four previous games with a shoulder impingement believed to be suffered during their Nov. 12 loss to Denver.

Irving, who left the Celtics as a free agent this summer, is averaging 28.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 7.2 apg, while shooting 44.4% overall and 34.1% from 3-point range in 33.8 minutes per game. He previously played for the Cavaliers, winning a championship in 2016 before a trade the following offseason.

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