Moondog doesnt bark or bite, but the Cavaliers mascot does like to horse around. On Wednesday, his playfulness resulted in a quick trip to the veterinarian -- er, hospital.
The incident took place prior to the Cavs home game against Indiana, when Moondog staged his usual routine of play-fighting with a player from the opposing team. In this case, the player was Pacers forward David West.
While no video or details of the fake clash were available, Moondog was spotted running through the bowels of Qucken Loans Arena with a towel over his eye.
West was apologetic afterward.
He jumped at me, and I thought we were playing around, and next thing I know he went down, West said. It was definitely an accident.
Moondog was treated and released from the hospital, according to team officials, and should return for the Cavs next home game, Sunday vs. Orlando. The Cavs lost Wednesdays game, 104-96, in overtime.
West took a little ribbing from his Pacers teammates, but seemed to take the mat...