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Irving set to return for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to practice after recovering from a broken finger and will likely return to game action on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Lakers visit Quicken Loans Arena.

Irving was hurt during a Nov. 17 game against the Dallas Mavericks, suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left index finger. He played the following day against Philadelphia before undergoing tests that determined the severity of the problem.

The 2011-12 Rookie of the Year is averaging 22.9 points, 5.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 10 games this season.