Travel, Injuries stack up against Cavs

The Cavaliers short trip to Orlando has gotten even shorter.

The Cavs were scheduled to depart Hopkins International Airport on Sunday evening, following their loss to the Denver Nuggets. But due to mechanical problems with the Cavaliers plane, their departure was delayed until today.

The team is scheduled to travel to Orlando this morning and is scheduled to arrive in the early afternoon for tonight’s 7 p.m. game against the Magic.

How many players are available for tonight’s game is another issue. Guard Daniel Gibson (strained right hamstring), power forward Drew Gooden (right groin strain), center Zydrunas Ilgauskas (back spasms), and guard Damon Jones (right ankle sprain) will all be evaluated before the game before their status is determined. Gooden has missed three straight games and Gibson has missed two. Ilgauskas and Jones were injured against the Nuggets.

Sasha Pavlovic (left midfoot sprain) and Anderson Varejao (left ankle sprain) remain out with their injuries.

Source:  The Plain Dealer