CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving injured his left foot in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 115-101 Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday but vows he will be ready for Game 7 on Sunday in Oakland, California.
"I'm good," Irving said when asked about his foot after putting up 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in the win. "I'm good, yeah. I'm good. I'm OK."
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Irving simply "tweaked it a little bit." A source familiar with Irving's status reiterated to ESPN, "He'll be fine."
The team believes that with 60-plus hours until the next game, there will be plenty of time for the Cavs point guard to receive requisite treatment on his foot.
The injury occurred midway through the third quarter, with Irving running a pick-and-roll with Tristan Thompson to free himself from Klay Thompson. Warriors big man Festus Ezeli stepped on the inside of Irving's left foot near the toe while trying to show out on the perimeter.
While Irving's final numbers were strong, after the play with Ezeli, he finished the game going 1-for-3 for three points in the last 12 minutes he played. He also had his left foot looked at by Cavs trainer Steve Spiro on the bench at the close of the third quarter.
Irving suffered a right foot injury in the first round of the 2015 playoffs against Boston that contributed to the left knee injury that ended last year's Finals early for him as he tried to overcompensate for the foot.
Irving, for his part, kept his sights on Sunday.
"It's Game 7," Irving said. "All I've done over my life is watched a lot of Game 7s and seen how guys come out, seeing the sway of the game, just watch a lot of film on it. But now that I actually get to play in one and experience it, it's just I'm ready to live in it and just hoping we come out with a win on the other end of it.
"But this is the all-time, all-time high of being part of a team when both teams have one chance to win championships, one game that's separating that, and it just doesn't stop there. So, I'm excited to just get to Sunday and see what it's really like."