Friday, January 26, 2007

Oh Goodie

PHILADELPHIA -- LeBron James will sit out the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday to rest his aching toe.

His right toe is still sore and the team doctor said a night of rest would help, Cleveland coach Mike Brown said after shootaround Friday.

"If it was a playoff game he could play," Brown said. "The doctor suggested it would be good to give him the additional rest. It's just sore."

Brown said he did not expect James to miss Sunday's home game against the Phoenix Suns (ABC, 1 p.m. ET).

James, who leads the voting for next month's All-Star Game, originally injured his toe on a West Coast swing earlier this month. He aggravated it in a double-overtime home loss to the Sixers on Wednesday, skipping a team workout Thursday and recording an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York.

Cleveland started out the New Year with four straight wins but has lost five of six games.

In Wednesday's loss, James scored a season-high 39 points, including 13 in the second overtime.

The Sixers are coming off consecutive wins for the first time since late December of last year.

Ya, 13 points in the second overtime. 9 of those points were desperation 3s while the Sixers were up 4 or more. One was a layup that the Sixers gave him up 5 with 12 seconds left. The other two were off a layup that was the result of him missing two free throws...

Not saying that those 13 points weren't hard to get or isn't impressive, just that those are the hollowest (most hollow? Hmm... that music history degree isn't helping here...) 13 points in an overtime I've ever seen.

.... adding, he could use the rest and normally I'd say this is as good a game to miss as any... except that they just lost to Philly AT HOME.

I for one am interested to see the Zydrunas and Larry Hughes two man game put into action. Right?

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