Cavaliers F Nance out up to 6 weeks with broken left hand

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. could miss six weeks with a broken left hand. It’s a tough blow for a Cleveland team sliding after a strong start. Nance broke the fourth metacarpal in his hand during Saturday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He recently missed several games with a sprained right wrist. The team did not say if Nance will need surgery. The loss is a setback for the Cavs, who have been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season but are in the midst of a challenging stretch. Cleveland has lost three straight, five of six and will begin a five-game road trip Monday in Phoenix.