Cavs’ Rose sprains ankle in win over Bucks

Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is averaging 14.7 points in seven games.

Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose sprained his left ankle during Friday’s game against Milwaukee after Bucks forward Greg Monroe fouled him hard on a drive to the hoop.

Rose shot and made his two free throws after staying down on the floor for a minute, but he went to the bench later and never returned.

The former MVP scored 12 points before sustaining the injury, going 3-of-4 from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.

Rose was visibly frustrated in the postgame locker room, as he felt Monroe should have been called for a flagrant foul since Monroe hacked and grabbed him from the neck area.

The awkward way Rose landed on his ankle was a direct result of Monroe’s foul.

Dwyane Wade told reporters after the game that Rose informed his teammates he doesn’t get calls from refs and that it’s something he’s dealt with his whole career.

Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue says Rose is most likely out for Saturday’s matchup versus the Orlando Magic at home. José Calderón will start in Rose’s place.

Cleveland wound up defeating Milwaukee 116-97 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

LeBron James had 24 points, Kevin Love registered a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Korver was a huge spark off the bench with 17 points.