Thursday , May , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Cleveland Cavaliers Careful to Avoid Pollen in Boston

As if all the other elements confronting them in intimidating TD Banknorth Garden weren’t enough, the Cavaliers prepared for another enemy Wednesday in Game 5: the Boston pollen.

Boston is known as being an allergy capital this time of year, and it has certainly seized on several Cavs players who are susceptible. Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West all have battled various symptoms while on the road in this series, and it prompted the team to take some steps to battle the issue.

”I’m not going outside at all. Our hotel is near the Boston Common so I’m just going from the hotel to the bus,” Szczerbiak said. ”You want to avoid taking medication if you can because it can make you drowsy, so I’m just trying to avoid the pollen.” []