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Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving sidelined by right hip soreness

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CLEVELAND — All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for Cleveland's game against Boston because of a sore right hip.

Irving experienced soreness at the team's shootaround on Friday morning, and the decision was made to sit him out against the Celtics.

PHOTO: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving tries to regain control of the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving tries to regain control of the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

The Cavaliers clinched the Central Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with Wednesday's win over Milwaukee. It had been speculated LeBron James might sit out one of Cleveland's four remaining games, but the four-time MVP said Friday morning that he would play against Boston.

Irving is averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists.

Guard Iman Shumpert is also out with a bruised right quad.

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