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Cavs Wallace breaks leg

Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 27, 2009 @ 12:37 am In General | 1 Comment

Kevin Garnett’s injury could have created a window of opportunity for the Cleveland Cavaliers [1] to pull ahead in the Eastern Conference. But now they too are down a starter. On Thursday night forward Ben Wallace [2] broke his right leg during a 19-point loss the Houston Rockets [3]. TNT’s David Aldridge reported Wallace will miss 8-10 weeks.

This injury is a blow to the Cavaliers front court. Wallace, 34, is one of the most experienced players on the team. Instead of having his veteran leadership down the stretch, the Cavaliers will have to rely on J.J. Hickson to step up in his rookie season. Wallace was averaging 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 points, and 24.3 minutes per game this season. Hickson is averaging 4.5 points and 2.9 boards in 12.2 minutes per game.

The Celtics [4] will play the Cavaliers next Friday, March 6 in Boston.


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