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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cavaliers' Dion Waiters out against the Bucks with wrist injury


By on 12/21/2013 11:30:00 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks last night by the score of 114-111. This win snapped a two-game losing streak and improved the Cavaliers' record to 10-15, 3rd in the Central Division. They played without their second-leading scorer Dion Waiters due to a sore wrist.

As reported by Kurt Helin of NBCSports.com, Waiters has wrist tedonitis that had bothered him for a while but he was playing through it nicely. He had 25 points on Tuesday night on 11-of-19 shooting.  Waiters participated in pregame warm-ups on Friday before the team's medical staff and coaches shut him down for the game.

C.J. Miles started in place of Waiters and scored 15 points in 30 minutes. Miles was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the second round in 2005.  This season, his is averaging 8.7 points and 2 rebounds, in 18.6 minutes per game.  Expect Miles to continue to start should Waiters miss any more games.

Waiters has also been bothered with a sore knee, so he might also sit tonight against the Bulls to give his body a chance to get healthy.  The second-year guard out of Syracuse is averaging 14.9 points per game this season and shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range.  Last year, he started 48 of the 61 games he played and averaged 14.7 points and 3 assists, in nearly 29 minutes per game.

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