Thomas to start for Cavs, Rose could return soon

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Thomas scored 17 points in 19 minutes off the bench in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday and said that “for the most part” he feels fine.“I’m a little sore and I expected to be sore and a little stiff but for the most part, my body feels good,” Thomas said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThomas sat out the Cavs’ next game, a 102-88 loss to the Celtics in Boston.But Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said his insertion into the starting lineup — and the return of veteran Derrick Rose — should bolster a Cleveland team that has lost five of its last seven games despite the best efforts of superstar LeBron James. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View comments “Playing D-Wade on a lot of back-to-backs has been tough for him,” Lue said. “Some games he doesn’t feel great, but we don’t really have the extra ball-handler to sit him.“So when D-Rose gets back, he’ll definitely help with that and help with D-Wade getting his rest and being able to feel good on the floor.” Cleveland Cavaliers’ Isaiah Thomas (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)LOS ANGELES — Point guard Isaiah Thomas will make his first start for Cleveland on Saturday as the Cavaliers seek a bounce-back win against the Magic in Orlando.Thomas, traded to Cleveland from the Boston Celtics prior to the season, was idle until this week as he recovered from a nagging hip injury.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Finally on court in Lithuania, Ball brothers eager to play Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Having IT out — an NBA second-team guy who averaged 29 points a game and an All-Star — having him out, having D-Rose out, our backup point guard, the whole season, I think we’ve done a good job holding the fort down,” Lue said.“Once we get our full team, get healthy, then things are going to change and things will be different.”Rose has played just seven games this season after suffering a sprained left ankle in the second game of the campaign. He missed four games, then after a premature return has been sidelined since November 7.Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, won’t play in Orlando, but could return during Cleveland’s five-game road-trip.When he does come back, Lue said, he’ll be used to give 35-year-old veteran Dwyane Wade a little more down-time.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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