Cavs guard Mo Williams excused by team from game at Mavs

DALLAS (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mo Williams was excused by the team from Tuesday night's game in Dallas to tend to a personal matter.

Coach David Blatt said before that the game that Williams' absence wasn't basketball-related. The guard has been dealing with a thumb injury and missed his fifth consecutive game.

Williams' family lives in the Dallas area, and he has a basketball academy there.

When asked if Williams being at home had anything to do with him missing the game, Blatt said: ''It's a lot more serious than that.'' The coach said everyone will understand the reason for the absence when it is revealed.

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