Ilgauskas could be out until after All-Star break

Updated: February 14, 2007, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas did not travel with the team to Utah on Tuesday and may miss Cleveland's final two games before the All-Star break because of personal matters.

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

Ilgauskas did not practice as the Cavaliers prepared for a two-game trip to play the Jazz (Wednesday) and the Los Angeles Lakers (Thursday) before the NBA's regular season pauses for All-Star weekend in Las Vegas.

The 7-foot-3 Ilgauskas is the only Cavs regular to start all 51 games this season.

He has struggled at times in Cleveland's offense while averaging 11.7 points and 8.2 rebounds. But in his last four games, Ilgauskas is averaging 12.3 points and 11 rebounds.

Until Ilgauskas returns, Cavs coach Mike Brown said he would start Anderson Varejao, who scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cavaliers beat the Lakers on Sunday.

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