Larry sidelined - again
Cavaliers forward LeBron James came within a whisker of his 11th career triple-double in his team’s 108-104 victory over Golden State on Tuesday.
The All-Star had several chances to get the one assist he needed, but it wasn’t meant to be. He finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists.
The Cavs played without guard Larry Hughes, who missed the game with a left lower leg contusion. He banged knees with Suns guard Leandro Barbosa on Sunday in Phoenix and was forced to miss practice on Monday.
Don’t be surprised if he misses a few games. The left knee is quite painful.
It wasn’t like he was completely healthy heading into the Phoenix game. He hit the floor hard in the season opener against Dallas.
Hughes had gotten off to a dreadful start shooting the ball (27.3 percent from the field). Some thought it was only a matter of time before he was injured.
He was replaced in the starting lineup at shooting guard by Sasha Pavlovic. He was held to six points and shot 2 of 11 from the field, 0 of 4 from behind the arc.
Coach Mike Brown got very good minutes from reserve guards Devin Brown and Damon Jones in Tuesday’s game. Devin Brown was matched up against Warriors guard Baron Davis on the defensive end. Jones, who had 10 points and four assists, played a stellar floor game.
That’s the kind of efforts the Cavs have been searching for off the bench.