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Jamison gets 1st start for Cavs against Hornets

CLEVELAND (AP) — Antawn Jamison will make his first start for Cleveland in place of J.J. Hickson against New Orleans.

Coach Mike Brown was leaning toward starting Jamison before Hickson came down with flu-like symptoms Tuesday morning. Hickson's availability won't be known until closer to game time Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers traded center Zydrunas Ilgauskas to Washington for Jamison as part of a three-team deal last week. Brown eased Jamison into the rotation by bringing him off the bench the first two games.

Brown also confirmed forward Leon Powe has been medically cleared to play. Powe has missed all season while recovering from knee surgery.