Head coach Steve Nash described Irving as having “some miles to make up” in his recovery from an ankle injury.
“It is not a season-threatening situation,” Nash said.
Irving sat out Brooklyn’s Game 5 win over the Bucks after spraining his ankle in the second quarter of Game 4 on Tuesday.
They didn’t put a timetable on his return, but they did rule him out of Thursday’s Game 6 against the Bucks to continue receiving treatment. Now, he’ll miss Game 7 as it could be the final game of the season for the squad.
Irving missed 18 games during the regular season because of injuries and rest. But he was sensational when he did play, averaging 26.9 points on 50.6 percent shooting in 54 starts.
Nets will have to rely on superstars Kevin Durant and James Harden, who have been doing their best in Kyrie’s absence. Durant put up an epic performance in Game 5 and dropped another 32 points in Game 6. Harden is recovering from a injury of his own, and has played less than himself in the past two contests.
Game 7 will be played back in Brooklyn tonight, with a 8:30p EST tip-off on TNT.