Saturday, March 3, 2012
Updated: March 4, 3:27 PM ET
Kyrie Irving back in Cavaliers' lineup
WASHINGTON -- Rookie guard Kyrie Irving is in the starting lineup for the Cleveland Cavaliers' game at Washington a day after he rested with an illness.
Irving missed Friday's game against Chicago. Cleveland coach Byron Scott says Irving caught "a bug" during the All-Star weekend in Orlando and needed a day to recover, but the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft says he is fine now.
Irving is averaging 18.5 points and 5.1 assists. He was the NBA's rookie of the month for February.
Scott also shook up the lineup around Irving for Saturday's game against the Wizards. Center Ryan Hollins is making his first start of the season for Cleveland, and forward Alonzo Gee is getting his fourth start.