By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer 1 hour, 15 minutes ago
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP)—First, Mo Williams(notes). Then, Delonte West(notes).
With the speed in which Cleveland starting point guards are dropping with injuries these days, it’s no wonder Daniel Gibson(notes) was a little skittish after practice.
“I need to stay away from those two guys,” Gibson said.
The Cavaliers’ backcourt woes worsened Friday when the team learned that West broke his left ring finger in Thursday night’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers. West’s injury to his shooting hand came in his first start since replacing Williams, who could miss up to six weeks for the Eastern Conference leaders after spraining his left shoulder in a game Tuesday against Toronto.
West will miss Saturday’s game against Oklahoma City, but the Cavs do not yet know how long he will be sidelined. Doctors need a few days for the swelling to go down before they can complete their evaluation.
West fractured his finger while scrambling after a loose ball in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ victory—their second over the defending NBA champions in less than a month.
May be this is the best time to offer them a Ford and Murphy package deal !!