Z doubtful for Nuggets game

While he officially is listed as doubtful for Friday night, Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas hasn’t given up hope.

“I went through most of the practice (Thursday) and there’s still some soreness and stiffness I’m dealing with,” said Ilgauskas, nursing a left ankle sprain. “So I’ll just wake up and see how it responded to the work I did and we’ll just keep it as a game-time decision.”

The Nuggets have struggled against big men this season, and the 7-foot-3 Ilgauskas would provide a boost for Brown’s lineup.

“(Doubtful) is one of those words that I still don’t know what it means,” Brown said. “I know what ‘out’ means, and he’s not out.”