The Dallas Mavericks star guard Kyrie Irving was asked about his recent play as he manages his foot injury. He finished below the 20-point threshold in consecutive games against the Charlotte Hornets.
“It’s definitely making or missing shots, but like I said, kind of like a week ago, just trying my best to manage this [foot injury] and there’s a lot of desperation basketball that needs to be played down the stretch, especially where we are in the season and also in the standings.
“I would love to just be one hundred percent healthy and just being able to just play and flow in the game. But, I’m out there, so there’s no excuses. I just got to strap up my bootstraps and beat everything that I can for my teammates and coaching staff.
“I don’t want to get too cliche here, but just gotta keep on moving forward and keep on progressing. Chop wood, carry water – same thing.”