West back from ankle injury

Updated: March 17, 2010, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland's Delonte West was available for the Cavaliers' game Wednesday against the Indiana Pacers but did not play.

West, who has bounced in and out of the rotation all season, missed Tuesday's win at Detroit with what the team called a sprained left knee. He is averaging 8.6 points and 3.1 assists as a reserve this season.

Shaquille O'Neal has rejoined the Cavaliers as well. O'Neal, who has been at home in Florida, is expected to miss the rest of the regular season following surgery to repair his right thumb. He injured it in a win at Boston on Feb. 25.


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