Kyrie Irving underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today to relieve a right shoulder impingement. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Irving, who will miss the remainder of the season, is expected to make a full recovery.
In 20 games for Brooklyn this season, Irving recorded averages of 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 32.9 minutes per contest, shooting 47.8 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from 3-point range and 92.2 percent from the free-throw line. He scored 30 or more points seven times, including two games of 50+ points, becoming the first player in franchise history to record multiple 50-point games.
Avery Bradley's patience paid off on Wednesday, when he scored a season-high 18 points in the Lakers' 117-107 victory over Phoenix at Staples Center.
The postponed game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers will now be played on April 9th at 10:30 PM ET.
The game will be televised on TNT.
Three other games were rescheduled in the process. The Bulls and Clippers game, originally scheduled for April 8th, will be played on April 6th.
The Warriors and Lakers game, scheduled on April 9th, will now be played on April 7th.
The game between the Bulls and Lakers, originally scheduled for April 7th, is moved to April 8th.
Former Lakers Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram combined for 55 points, but Anthony Davis scored 46 to help the Lakers prevail 123-113 over the Pelicans.