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Brooklyn Nets superstar point guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the team’s next matchup on Wednesday night.

Kyrie Irving has missed the last two games for the Brooklyn Nets due to a lingering shoulder injury. In his absence, the Nets defeated the Chicago Bulls 117-111 this past Saturday night and then fell to the Indiana Pacers 115-86 on Monday. With the injuries to Irving and Caris LeVert, Brooklyn moved Spencer Dinwiddie and Garrett Temple into the starting lineup.

According to the NBA injury report, Irving will be sidelined for the team’s upcoming matchup with the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

Due to LeVert’s recent surgery to repair ligament damage, the Nets will have to continue to rely on Temple and Dinwiddie to fill in for their stars.

Dinwiddie is filling in nicely over the last two games. The point guard had a team-high 28 points and eight assists in the recent loss to the Pacers while racking up a team-high 24 points in the victory over Chicago.

Prior to the Bulls game, Irving had played in the team’s first 11 games. He’s averaging 28.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.2 assists on 44.4% shooting from the field and 34.1% from behind the arc.

The Nets have begun the year 5-8, currently sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Despite sitting at three games below .500, Brooklyn shouldn’t hit the panic button yet due to the weak competition in the Eastern Conference.

Brooklyn and the Hornets will tip-off at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening. Charlotte is coming off of a 36-point loss at the hands of the Toronto Raptors.

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