February 24, 2011
The Los Angeles Clippers took on the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, losing 98-87. They had to do so without point guard Baron Davis(notes), according to the Los Angeles Times. That likely had a lot to do with the fact that he was in the process of getting traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with a first-round pick for Mo Williams(notes) and Jamario Moon(notes).
Davis was visibly downcast and said there was a chance he could be sidelined longer because of a swollen left knee, the Times reports.
Against the Thunder, Davis only had two points and four assists in 26 minutes. On the season, Davis is averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and seven assists per game.
Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears notes that "The trade ... reunites Davis with Cavs coach Byron Scott. Scott coached Davis in New Orleans during the 2004-05 season, but the two often feuded, and Davis was eventually traded to the Golden State Warriors."