Denver Nuggets: Jon Barry just learned the hard way that the shoulder bone is connected to the rotator cuff. "It's just been one of those years," Barry said in the Denver Post after consecutive injuries to those body parts. "I really felt good about last week and the games that I played. (Strength and conditioning coach) Steve Hess and I worked really hard to get back into this. I felt strong, in great shape and ready to go. I'm just hoping for the best." He has already missed 21 games to injury this year and is scheduled for an MRI today.
Cleveland Cavaliers: Hell freezes over. Zydrunas Ilgauskas plays defense. "He's mentally focused to what the job is," head coach Paul Silas said in the Lorraine Morning News. "He's shooting his outside shot well. This thing takes time. He's playing super basketball in all phases, not just offensively. He's doing everything."
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