CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers are hurting.
Coach Byron Scott is hoping though that they are on the mend and soon.
Guard Anthony Parker missed his 10th straight game Sunday night with lower back spasms.
“Monday we’ll see how he is,” Scott said. “We’ll go through a light practice and see how he feels. I don’t think we’ll go through any contact with him but then again I have to talk to (Cavs trainer) Max (Benton) and see how he feels.”
Parker said prior to Sunday night’s game with Sacramento that he is feeling better and he’s had no setbacks. However, he doesn’t want to make any promises that he’ll be able to play before the All-Star break.
Daniel Gibson sat out is second consecutive game since sustaining a sprained left ankle last Wednesday in the third quarter against Indiana.
Scott hopes that Gibson will be able to go Tuesday night against Detroit but he isn’t counting on it when asked if he could play before the break.
“There’s a good chance, it’s 50-50,” Scott said. “He’ll go through everything (Monday) as far as his treatments and things like that we’ll see how he feels. Then he has another day Tuesday morning and we’ll see how he feels for Tuesday night’s game.”
The Cavaliers are also without starting center Anderson Varejao for 3-5 more weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his right wrist.