Cavaliers’ LeBron James, Kyrie Irving given night off in Miami to rest
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he decided to rest both All-Stars following Cleveland’s 135-130 win in Atlanta on Friday, when James logged 39 minutes and Irving 36. Despite Irving, 24, being significantly younger than the 32-year-old James, Lue said the time off is necessary for both players.
“He needs the rest also,” Lue said of Irving. “For what we’re trying to do and where we’re trying to go, he needs the rest also.”
What Cleveland is trying to do is make the Finals for a third straight year, and seventh in a row for James.
While James used to buck against scheduled rest, Lue has found him to be…