With the No. 1 spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs still up for grabs, the Cleveland Cavaliers are prioritizing rest over playoff seeding and held LeBron James (calf) and Kyrie Irving (knee tendinitis) out of Monday night’s 124-121 loss to the Miami Heat.
After the game, Cavs general manager David Griffin told ESPN that James won’t play in the Cavs’ regular-season finale Wednesday against Toronto because of his calf strain. Irving might play. James hasn’t appeared in a regular-season finale since 2007.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN
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