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Cavs’ Irving cleared to practice

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to resume full contact practice.

He has not played since suffering a strained left biceps tendon during the team’s March 16th game at the Los Angeles Clippers. Irving’s status for the team’s two-game road trip to Orlando on Wednesday and Atlanta on Friday will be determined on a day to day practice.

Center Anderson Varejao has been ruled out against the Magic due to a sprained AC joint sprain in his right shoulder suffered against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. His status for the Hawks game will be determined later in the week.

Irvin is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 21.2 points in 64 games. Varejao is averaging 8.6 points while starting 29 of 60 games, and leads the team with an average of 10 rebounds per contest.

The Cavs enter Wednesday’s game 30-45 and in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, 2 1/2 games behind the Hawks for the final playoff spot with seven games remaining in the regular season.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

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