Hughes leaves Cavs after younger brother dies

Updated: May 12, 2006, 2:32 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers received news Thursday that suddenly made their 2-0 playoff deficit against the Detroit Pistons seem less important.

Guard Larry Hughes' brother, Justin, died early Thursday at age 20, Cavaliers general manager Danny Ferry said in a statement. Justin Hughes was born with a heart defect and had a heart transplant 10 years ago.

Larry Hughes missed practice Thursday to travel to St. Louis to be with his family. No timetable has been set on his return and it was ...

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