Cleveland guard out with shoulder injury

May 16, 2008 at 2:08 PM

CLEVELAND, May 16 (UPI) -- Sharp-shooting guard Daniel Gibson of Cleveland will miss at least a week of play because of a left shoulder separation.

The two-year veteran was injured Wednesday in the Cavaliers' 96-89 loss to Boston in game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The injury likely will end Gibson's season.

"It's not good seeing a guy that key to your team in a suit," Cavaliers' forward LeBron James told the Columbus (Ohio) Times Dispatch after Thursday's practice. "A guy who hasn't played much minutes is probably going to have to step up."

Gibson was averaging 9 points and 2.5 assists in 11 post-season contests.

Game 6 will be played Friday night at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

The Celtics lead the series 3-2.

If a seventh game is necessary, it will be played Sunday at Boston's Fleet Center.

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