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Cavs lose big men

CLEVELAND (AP) — The season is barely a week old and the Cleveland Cavaliers are already down two big men.

Rookie Tyler Zeller returned to Cleveland on Wednesday for further evaluation after sustaining a concussion and broken cheekbone when Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan elbowed him in the face in the Cavs’ 108-101 win Monday night. In that same game, center Anderson Varejao bruised his right knee in the first quarter.

Varejao played through the pain on adrenaline but his knee swelled up later. He sat out Cleveland’s game at the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night because of soreness.