LeBron James Back for Cavs, Irving Still Battling Flu
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers superstar LeBron James took part in shootaround after missing Tuesday's practice with flu-like symptoms and is expected to play against the Utah Jazz.
James looked tired and spoke softly when he met with reporters following Wednesday's morning workout. He said he's felt better, and he will try to be on the floor when the Cavs try to extend their winning streak to four at the start of a favorable home stretch.
The Cavs are 1-8 this season without James, who recently missed nearly two weeks with a strained back and neck. Since he came back, the Cavs have gone 3-1.
While James returned after missing a day, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving stayed home with the flu. The team said Irving is probable against the Jazz.
When the teams met in November, Gordon Hayward hit a buzzer-beating shot to beat the Cavs 102-100.