Cavaliers' Wade out against Hawks because of sore knee
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 13, 2017 08:00 AM
FILE - CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 2: Dwyane Wade #9 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies on December 2, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade is sitting out Tuesday night’s (Wednesday, PHL time) game against the Hawks because of a sore left knee.
Coach Tyronn Lue says Wade has been experiencing knee soreness during the last few games and underwent tests following Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) shootaround. The decision was then made to sit him.
Wade, who plays point guard on Cleveland’s second unit, is missing his second game of the season. He is averaging 11.5 points and shooting 46 percent.
Lue says center Kevin Love will return after sitting out Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) because of a strained left hip. Center Tristan Thompson will come off the bench and play for the first time since Nov. 1 (Nov. 2, PHL time). The Cavaliers went 16-3 without Thompson, who was out with a strained left calf.
Cleveland has won 14-of-15 going into the game against Atlanta, which is tied with Chicago for the worst record in the league.