NBA: Cavs’ West breaks finger on shooting hand
By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers guard Delonte West has broken his left ring finger, becoming the second Cleveland point guard to be injured this week.
West injured his shooting hand when he started in place of Mo Williams in a win over Los Angeles on Thursday night. Williams could miss up to six weeks after spraining his left shoulder in a game on Tuesday.
The team said Friday that West will miss Saturday’s game against Oklahoma City. The Cavs do not know how long West could be sidelined. Doctors need to wait a few days for the swelling to go down before they can make a more complete evaluation.
Daniel Gibson will take over point guard duties until West returns.