Denton: Vucevic Will Be Gametime Decision in Cleveland


By John Denton
Jan. 2, 2014

CLEVELAND – According to weather reports, there’s a 100 percent chance of heavy amounts of snow hitting the Cleveland area throughout Thursday and into the night.

As for the 7 p.m. scheduled game between the Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers, there seems to be nothing greater than a 50 percent chance that two injured standouts – Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving – will play.

Vucevic sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of the Magic’s loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. He hobbled off the floor in obvious pain and said he attempted to come back into the game, but was in too much discomfort.

Vucevic made the trip to Cleveland and reported on Thursday morning that the swelling wasn’t as bad as anticipated and the pain level is manageable. He will test out his ankle prior to the game in hopes of playing tonight for the Magic (10-21) against the Cavs (10-21).


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