Dion Waiters injury: Cavs rookie likely out vs. Pistons

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The Cavs will play their 11th consecutive game without both Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters on the court, as Waiters is likely to miss his fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury.

Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters missed his third straight game Friday as Cleveland fell 91-73 at Minnesota, and it looks like he'll miss Saturday's game against Detroit as well.

The Cavs are struggling enough without Kyrie Irving, who's out with a broken index finger, but Waiters' loss robs them of the talented young backcourt on which Cleveland looked to build into the strength of its team.

"Talking to Dion, he wants to play (Saturday), but I just don't see it, watching him walk," Cavs head coach Byron Scott told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "The other thing is, I've always believed that when a player comes back, he has to have a full day of practice, too. His first chance of doing that would be Monday. So we'll see how it goes."

Waiters, a rookie from Syracuse, is averaging 15.2 points a game so far, second-most on the team behind Irvin's 22.9. Irving hasn't played since Nov. 18, and the Cavs are 2-8 in that stretch.

Cleveland hosts Detroit at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

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