Cavs’ Varejao not facing Raptors

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao stayed in Cleveland with his

father who underwent heart surgery and will not travel to Toronto

for Friday’s game against the Raptors.

There was a chance Varejao, who recently left the Cavs after his

grandfather’s death in Brazil, would rejoin the team after his

father’s operation. He may rejoin the team for Saturday night’s

home game against Sacramento.

Cavs coach Byron Scott said starting guard Mo Williams remains a

game-time decision against the Raptors. Williams was sidelined for

much of training camp and the exhibition season with a groin

injury. Williams also missed five days last week to attend his

father-in-law’s funeral in Mississippi.