Friday , Apr , 02 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Cavs place Williams on IL

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers placed forward Eric
Williams on the injured list Friday with a right wrist contusion.

Williams, who is averaging 10 points and four rebounds in 71 games this season
with Boston and Cleveland, played just five minutes before suffering the
injury in a 126-109 loss Tuesday at Dallas.

The loss could prove costly for Cleveland, which is in the midst of a playoff
push but currently sits 1 1/2 games behind the Boston Celtics for the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers have just
eight games remaining.

Swingman Jason Kapono was activated from the injured list to take Williams’
roster spot. Kapono has missed the past seven games with right knee
tendinitis.

CLE