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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cavaliers' Dion Waiters injures hip in loss to Heat

By on 3/19/2014 08:00:00 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night by the score of 100-96. The loss dropped the Cavaliers to 26-42 on the season, third in the Central Division. The Cavaliers played without All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. Dion Waiters started in his place but left the game with an apparent hip injury.

Erik Drost via Wikimedia Commons reported that Waiters had his first double-double of his career against the Heat, scoring 17 points and added 11 assists.  But he also shot just 6-of-19 from the floor and turned the ball over six times.  He left following an apparent hip injury after playing 41 minutes.

The is no word as to the severity of Waiters' injury, so would could assume he is day-to-day but could be ready to play on Thursday. Matthew Dellavedova, who had five points and six assists in 23 minutes off the bench, would likely start if Waiters is unable to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.

Waiters, a second-year guard out of Syracuse, averaged 14.7 points, 3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game as a rookie last season.  His numbers in his second season are nearly identical, averaging 14.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game.


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