The Cleveland Cavaliers put up a valiant effort in their Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
They fell in overtime after melting down, as they only scored two points to lose, 108-100, after point guard Kyrie Irving left with another knee injury.
The worst case scenario has come up for the Cavaliers, as Irving will not be able to play for the rest of the NBA Finals.
Irving scored 23 points for the Cavaliers despite playing through pain in his knee, but his effort along with LeBron James’ 44 points were not enough to hold off a balanced Warriors attack.
He was able to walk off the court, but he grimaced in pain and let off steam in frustration as he walked to the locker room.
The 23-year-old All-Star point guard is expected to be out for 3-4 months as he will undergo surgery, but he did not suffer an ACL or MCL tear.
The Cavaliers have already battled through injuries, as power forward Kevin Love is out with a shoulder injury that he suffered in the first round against the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors were heavy favorites to win the title, and they are now even more overwhelming favorites, as the Cavaliers will have to move forward with Matthew Dellavedova as their starting point guard.