Irv­ing may need shoul­der surgery

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - SCOREBOARD -

Kyrie Irv­ing will keep re­hab­bing his right shoul­der in hopes of re­join­ing the Nets this sea­son, though ac­knowl­edged that he may need surgery.

Irv­ing said Satur­day he chose to get a cor­ti­sone shot late last month in­stead of hav­ing arthro­scopic surgery, with the goal of play­ing for the first time since the mid­dle of Novem­ber. He said his shoul­der prob­lem be­gan with overuse near the end of train­ing camp and got worse early in the reg­u­lar sea­son.

He fi­nally stopped play­ing af­ter a Nov. 14 game against the Nuggets, and the Nets have said his in­jury is an im­pinge­ment. Irv­ing said he also had bur­si­tis.

He said surgery would knock him out for at least a cou­ple months, but he would pre­fer first to keep work­ing to­ward play­ing this sea­son, his first with the Nets.

Irv­ing av­er­aged 28.5 points in 11 games.

Young scores 41 in Hawks win: Trae Young scored 30 of his 41 points in the first half, Kevin Huerter added a sea­son­high 26 points and the Hawks re­cov­ered af­ter blow­ing a 22-point lead to beat the Pac­ers 116-111 in At­lanta.

The Hawks, who have the NBA’s worst record, im­proved to only 4-12 in home games.

Griz­zlies roll: Jae Crow­der scored 27 points and the Griz­zlies took ad­van­tage of Paul Ge­orge’s ab­sence to rout the Clip­pers 140-114 in Los An­ge­les.

Ge­orge sat out with left ham­string tight­ness.

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