Tuesday , Jan , 20 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

LeBron out for Sonics game

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Cleveland rookie superstar LeBron James is
expected to miss the first game of his young NBA career when the Cavaliers
host the Seattle SuperSonics on Tuesday night.

James is hampered with a sprained right ankle and could return for Thursday’s
game against the Sacramento Kings. James leads the team in scoring with 20.4
points per contest.

The 19-year-old Akron, Ohio native suffered an ankle sprain when he came down
awkwardly on his right foot after going up for a layup late in the fourth
quarter of Saturday’s 102-96 overtime win at Utah.

Meanwhile, the Cavs will be without center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, who was
suspended by the league for one game for throwing a punch at Jazz center Greg
Ostertag.

James and Ilgauskas account for more than one-third of Cleveland’s scoring.

According to head coach Paul Silas, Darius Miles was fined by the team for
oversleeping and missing Monday’s practice.

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