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Kyrie Irving out Thursday night with knee bruise

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The good news is it wasn’t something serious — Kyrie Irving’s scary knee injury turned out to be a knee contusion.

Still, you had to expect he would miss a little time.

Irving is out Thursday night as the Cavaliers take on the Magic, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Jarrett Jack will get the start at the point.

Irving remains day-to-day

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The Cavaliers have lost six in a row and are 10-21 on the season. Because they are in the sad Eastern Conference the Cavs are just three games out of the playoffs, and the goal of the organization is still to make that push (which is why there was Pau Gasol trade talks in the first place). However, they need to beat teams like Orlando (and Brooklyn Saturday) if they are going to make the postseason.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

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MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.

Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.

Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.

Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.