Bobcats' Jackson expected to miss Cleveland game

Charlotte Bobcats leading scorer Stephen Jackson says he'll miss a third straight game Tuesday at Cleveland with continued pain in his left hamstring.

Jackson was unable to practice Monday and says he still has sharp pain every time he straightens his leg. Jackson, averaging 18.5 points, wouldn't say he'll shut it done for the rest of the season, saying only, "You'll have to hear that from somebody else."

Jackson's absence has been a blow for the Bobcats' postseason hopes. Charlotte remains two games behind Indiana for the last Eastern Conference playoff spot with six games left after losing to Washington 97-91 on Sunday.

Coach Paul Silas says forward Tyrus Thomas, guard Shaun Livingston and big man Eduardo Najera will also sit out against the Cavaliers with injuries.