Roster depth might matter more than ever on Wednesday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Hornets play in Charlotte, N.C. Cleveland has been coping without some of its key players in recent games. The roster situation became even more dire this week for the Hornets. Guard Terry Rozier (knee injury) and forward P.J. Washington (ankle) were the team's latest players to be missing from game action.
One team with LeBron, one team without WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the last time the Cavs have had a winning record without LeBron James was the 1997-98 season. "Since then, they've had 12 seasons where they didn't have LeBron, and they're all losing records. So it's like they're really one franchise with LeBron and a pretty dismal franchise without LeBron," Pluto said.
Cleveland Cavaliers (19-34, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (27-26, seventh in the Eastern Conference) Charlotte; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte looks to break its three-game home slide with a win over Cleveland. The Hornets are 15-12 in Eastern Conference games.