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Anthony Parker Injury: Cavs Guard Will Miss Two Games

The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to avoid their tenth-straight loss on Friday, but it's not getting any easier for them. As CBS Cleveland reports, the Cavaliers will be without guard Anthony Parker for Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors. He'll miss due to a bruised sternum, the team announced.

Parker was injured against the Milwaukee Buck on Wednesday, a game that ended up 107-98 in Milwaukee's favor. He'll also miss Sunday's game against the New Jersey Nets, and the Cavaliers will re-visit his status prior to Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Manny Harris is expected to get the start in Parker's place. He'll be playing on a team that is already without some important players, like Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson. Most importantly though, the Cavaliers will be trying to recover from their significant losing streak without rookie Kyrie Irving, who has been great this season. A sprained right shoulder is keeping him out.

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