Kyrie Irving will face a lot of pressure from the Boston Celtics, who get up close and personal with opposing guards, and play defense as well as most teams in the league.
The last thing Irving needs is his body holding him back.
Friday, the Cavaliers' point guard said he's good to go. No setbacks, concerning the hip injury that forced him out of a game last week, and caused him to miss Monday's win over the Pistons.
His head coach was just as confident.
"He's good. He was fine the other night (in Wednesday's regular season finale against the Wizards) in limited minutes (18) and went through a tough practice today. No issues," said Coach David Blatt.
It's just what the doctor ordered for the Cavaliers, who will need Irving's ball-handling and presence in Sunday's playoff opener at the "Q".