Irving set to return against Sixers

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is slated to return to action Wednesday night when the club hosts the Philadelphia 76ers.

The rookie point guard missed the last nine games with a sprained right shoulder after suffering the injury in a March 30 contest against Milwaukee.

The top pick in last year's NBA Draft, Irving is a front-runner for rookie of the year honors, posting averages of 18.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game.