Posted April 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Cleveland Cavaliers expect to be without Kyrie Irving for at least the next two games, but his absence has been Lester Hudson's gain. The Cavaliers will try to end a six-game skid at home Tuesday night when they take on the league-worst Charlotte Bobcats, losers of 12 in a row. Cleveland (18-36) has lost 10 of 11 as injuries have taken their toll. Irving (shoulder) has missed four of the Cavaliers' last five games while Daniel Gibson (torn foot tendon) has been out since March 19 and Anthony Parker (bruised sternum) has missed the last two games. Hudson has provided Cleveland with a lift the past two contests. Averaging 12.7 points in six games since being signed to a 10-day contract last month, Hudson had 23 in a win over Toronto on Friday and a career-high 26 in a 122-117 overtime loss to New Jersey on Sunday. "He's been fantastic," coach Byron Scott said. "I'm just happy for him because he's playing so hard he's a good kid, and he gave us a chance again tonight." With Ir...
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