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Cavs' Irving not addressing Scott's future

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.

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The Cavaliers had dropped 12 of 14 games going into Sunday's game against Orlando. The recent slide has led to speculation that Scott, who is 63-160 in three seasons, may not be back for a fourth.

Irving, who has spoken about his close relationship with Scott several times during his two seasons with the team, said Sunday he's thinking more about the final seven games of the Cavaliers' season rather than the coaching situation.

``Until that time comes, I'm not really worried about it,'' Irving said. ``To even imagine that, I'm not going down that road. I'm focused on finishing the season with him and that's all that matters right now.''

The Cavaliers have been plagued by injuries to several key players, including Irving, who has missed 23 games due to a broken finger, a sore knee and a bruised shoulder. Center Anderson Varejao hasn't played since December because of a split leg muscle and a blood clot that developed following surgery. Guard Dion Waiters missed his ninth straight game Sunday with a sore knee and could be out the rest of the season.

The losing streak included a home loss to Miami when the Cavs blew a 27-point lead in the third quarter, a 38-point loss at Houston and three other losses by at least 18 points.

Following a home loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday - a game in which Cleveland trailed by 30 points at halftime - Scott said he wasn't worried about losing his job. He's under contract for next year after the club picked up his option for 2013-14 in October.

Forward Tristan Thompson, another second-year player, defended Scott last week, saying, ``All the rumors about coach Scott and hot seat and all that ..., that's bogus.''

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