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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Boobie's back

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

Cavaliers guard Daniel "Boobie" Gibson was limited to just 15:25 minutes against Utah on Saturday with a back injury.

"It just got sore in the second half," Gibson said. "I feel like I would be out there and able to play if we had a game (today). Luckily, we have (today) off to recuperate and ice and get ready for Tuesday."

Gibson made 2 of 6 shots for eight points in the 105-93 win.

Coming into the game Cavs power forward Ben Wallace was questionable with a bruised left knee. Afer having an MRI on Friday, he decided to give it a go on Saturday. He was one of the stars of the game with 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

The guy is amazing in that he can impact a game greatly and not even score a point. He did have one point on Saturday, which is strictly icing on the cake.

Coach Mike Brown instructed Wallace to stay with Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer, who was booed lustily by the Cleveland fans. He hounded Boozer to a 5-for-12 shooting performance. He had 17 points and nine rebounds - both team highs.

Brown also lauded the defensive effort of guard Delonte West, who was assigned the difficult task of shutting down sharp-shooter Kyle Korver. Korver finished with nine points and made 3 of 4 from behind the arc.


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