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Kyrie Irving can take hope from past NBA Finals injury comebacks

Kyrie Irving can take hope from past NBA Finals injury comebacks

Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving was injured in the Cavaliers' NBA Finals Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday when his left knee "seized up on him" with two minutes to play in the game. It is the third time this postseason that his balky knee has given him trouble. But Irving can take hope if he studies previous NBA Finals, because there have been several notable occasions when a player has overcome an injury or illness to give a great performance or spur his team to victory. A look: 1949 BAA Finals, Minneapolis vs. Washington, Games 5-6. Minneapolis Lakers center George Mikan broke his wrist late in Game 4, a victory by the Washington Capitols, and was...

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