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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another game; another injury

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

The Cavaliers lost to the Houston Rockets on Thursday. Obviously, with Drew Gooden (strained groin) and Anderson Varejao (sprained ankle) sidelined with injuries, the Cavs couldn't compete on the boards. The Rockets outrebounded the Cavs, 55-35.

That was the story of the game. A subplot was second-year guard Daniel Gibson leaving the game with a pulled hamstring. Gibson's whole family was at the game. They had to watch him limp off the court.

That might be the last straw for the Cavs. They've remaining highly competitive with all the injuries they've had. But you just can't keep taking away quality players from the lineup and expect to win, regardless if LeBron James is playing or not.

The Hawks game tonight might not be real competitive if Gooden and Gibson are out. The Hawks will try to run them off the court.


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