Cavaliers' stars sit out

Folks who purchased tickets for Saturday's preseason game to see Cleveland's superstars will be disappointed.

The Cavaliers' starting lineup doesn't include LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal or Mo Williams. That trio will take the night off 24 hours after playing in San Antonio.

The Mavericks will play without Shawn Marion and Josh Howard, which might be the case for the rest of the preseason. However, word is that Howard has looked good in his first few practices since his May ankle surgery. Marion is also progressing well in his recovery from a strained right calf.