Cleveland (47-26) dropped its second in a row, set a season low for points and fell a half-game behind Boston (48-26) for the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Cavaliers have nine games remaining, all against teams in the East, including a visit to Boston on April 5.
So with the Cavs in the midst of one of its worst stretches this season, what did Irving do? He practiced.
The star guard had eight points and two assists in 26 minutes. He finished 4 for 13 from the field and missed his two 3-point attempts.
Irving returned to the court for about 15 minutes following the loss to work on his jump shot.