Danny Granger out for Pacers

The Associated Press Published:

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger is not playing against the Cavaliers because of a sprained left ankle.

Granger was hurt in the first quarter Tuesday night at home in a loss against Miami and did not return. The Pacers' leading scorer warmed up on the floor before Wednesday night's game in Quicken Loans Arena to see if his ankle was OK. But less than an hour before tip-off, a team spokesman announced that Granger wouldn't play.

Granger winced several times as he stiffly moved around the floor taking shots.

Dahntay Jones will start for Granger as the Pacers try to stop a four-game losing streak.

Granger is averaging 18 points and 4.5 rebounds. He has been tough on Cleveland, averaging 19.8 points and 6.1 rebounds against the Cavs.