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NBA Roundup: Pacers' Granger out three months; Cavs' Zeller hurt

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Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger will miss three months after undergoing a procedure on his left knee, the team announced Thursday.

Granger's injury was described as left patellar tendinosis. The Pacers said he received an injection on Tuesday from Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Without Granger, the Pacers will be searching for offense to offset his loss. Granger averaged 18.3 points per game last season and led Indiana to the Eastern Conference semifinals. He has led the team in scoring the past five seasons.

Gerald Green had started at forward in Granger's absence before coach Frank Vogel turned to Sam Young this week.

The Pacers (2-2) play in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

---The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without rookie forward/center Tyler Zeller for their game Wednesday night and possibly longer.

Tests indicated that Zeller suffered a fractured cheekbone and a concussion during the fourth quarter of Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Because Zeller sustained a concussion, he was placed under the NBA's protocol process for head injuries and will continued to be evaluated bu team medical personnel. There was no indication when he might be cleared to play, the team said.

The Cavaliers play Golden State on Wednesday night.

---The Brooklyn Nets will be without forward Gerald Wallace for a second conscutive game because of a sprained left ankle.

Wallace won't be available Wednesday night when the Nets face the Miami Heat, the team announced. He sat out Monday's loss to Minnesota after suffering the injury in Brooklyn's season opener on Saturday.

The Nets also will be missing reserved forward Josh Childress, who has an injured left ankle.

---Rookies Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers will miss New Orleans' game Wednesday night against Philadelphia because of injuries.

Davis, who is averaging 14.5 points in two games this season, is awaiting medical clearance to play after suffering a concussion. Rivers has a sprained finger.

Ryan Anderson and rookie Darius Miller are expected to start in place of Davis and Rivers.
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