Star guard Donovan Mitchell will miss his third straight game with a hamstring strain when the Cavaliers visit the 76ers for an In-Season Tournament tilt on Tuesday.
Mitchell suffered the injury in last week’s win over the Trail Blazers.
The Cavs (7-6) have been among the NBA’s most injury-riddled teams in the early season, though they have still managed to win three straight and five of seven.
Along with Mitchell’s absence, Cleveland will be without guard/forward Isaac Okoro (knee) for the seventh straight game. Also, guard Ty Jerome (ankle) remains out after appearing in just one game, the season-opener.i
But wait, there’s more.
Mitchell and the others could conceivably miss the next two games, considering the Cavs return home Wednesday to face the Heat on the second night of a back-to-back.