The Cavaliers will continue to be without forward Lauri Markkanen (health and safety protocols), center Jarrett Allen (illness), forward/center Evan Mobley (elbow) and guard Collin Sexton (knee) for Thursday’s home game vs. the Warriors.
All four players were out for Wednesday’s road loss to the Nets, and Mobley and especially Sexton are expected to be out a bit longer.
Markkanen and Allen could be ready to go by Monday, as the Cavs (9-7) are getting a three-day break following Thursday’s game.
No Collin Sexton, Evan Mobley, Jarrett Allen or Lauri Markkanen for the Cavaliers against the Warriors tonight in Cleveland.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 18, 2021
Mobley is expected to miss two-to-four weeks, though, and Sexton’s timetable has yet to be determined. It has created a major bump in the road for a team that surprised it’s way to a hot start.
Now, only point guard Darius Garland remains from the original starting lineup.
The Warriors (12-2) own the NBA’s best record and are coming off a resounding win at Brooklyn two nights ago. They have spent more time in Cleveland during the past 24 hours than the Cavs, who traveled back last night.
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