This time around, the Wine and Gold travel the Big Apple to take on the Amar’e/’Melo tandem with a new guard at their disposal as the newly-acquired Baron Davis is expected to make his debut.
Acquired on February 24th in exchange for Mo Williams, Davis has taken part in practice and pregame shootarounds, but has not been cleared by head coach Byron Scott who wants to ensure that his reunion with Davis is not set back by injury.
Davis, who will wear No, 85, will be a welcomed addition to a Cavaliers team who will likely be without guard Daniel Gibson. Gibson was shut down just before tip-off during Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs and is not likley to return until Sunday at the earliest. Fellow shooting guard Anthony Parker is in the midst of a two-game skid that has seen him shoot 13 percent for a combined five points and four turnovers in 65 total minutes.
Davis will not start in this contest – though he will at some point in the future – which allows point guard Ramon Sessions to keep up his torrid pace of play, averaging 19.9 points (on a season-high 1.21 points per possession), 8.8 assists and 1.7 steals over the month of February.