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Donovan Mitchell among Cavs ruled out for Game 5 vs. Celtics

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Donovan Mitchell among Cavs ruled out for Game 5 vs. Celtics
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BOSTON — The Cleveland Cavaliers had been with out three of their prime six gamers — led by star guard Donovan Mitchell — for Sport 5 of their Japanese Convention semifinal sequence towards the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night time.

Mitchell is coping with a left calf pressure; Jarrett Allen is ailing with a bruised rib; and Caris LeVert, who changed Mitchell within the beginning lineup for Sport 4 earlier than being added to the damage report Tuesday, is out with a bone bruise in his left knee. All had been sidelined for what might be Cleveland’s closing recreation of the season.

The Cavaliers, trailing 3-1, want a win Wednesday to power the sequence again to Cleveland for Sport 6 on Friday night time.

Mitchell missed Cleveland’s 109-102 loss in Sport 4 on Monday night time with the identical damage, which occurred late within the fourth quarter of Boston’s Sport 3 victory Saturday. Mitchell started limping on the court docket after taking part in greater than 22 consecutive minutes within the second half.

Mitchell wasn’t on the court docket when the media was allowed into shootaround Wednesday morning at TD Backyard, although he later emerged and sat on the sidelines in exercise gear earlier than strolling out along with his teammates. LeVert did the identical factor after he was additionally listed as questionable for Sport 5.

Allen wasn’t seen at any level throughout shootaround. A bruised rib has saved him out for seven consecutive video games. He hasn’t performed since Sport 4 of Cleveland’s first-round sequence towards the Orlando Magic.

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