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Kyrie Irving
LeBron likely to skip a game; Irving due back at end of week for Cavs

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio Cavaliers coach David Blatt is prepared for the backlash. The Cavs have three preseason games this week, but LeBron James plans to sit out one of them, likely either Tuesday's home exhibition against the Milwaukee Bucks or Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati. In addition, Kyrie Irving may not be back until the end of the week after suffering a sprained ankle in practice on Oct. 7. That could mean Irving won't see action until at least Friday, when the Cavs host the Dallas Mavericks at Quicken Loans Arena. The absence of James may not go over well with fans. One tweeted he spent $200 for a ticket for the Cincinnati game. ...