Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell was listed as “out” with a sprained left finger and for injury management, Cleveland.com Cavs reporter Chris Fedor wrote in a Tuesday tweet.
Donovan Mitchell left an early-March matchup with the Detroit Pistons with a sprained finger. He returned to the floor and announced as “probable to return” with his fingers taped on his left hand, but did not return after the Cavs continued to build a comfortable lead over the Pistons. The All-Star guard ended with 20 points, three rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes played.
Mitchell still pushed through games against the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets, averaging 30.8 points and a 45.6% field goal percentage in the last four games.
Donovan Mitchell was last inactive in an early-February game against the Pistons after he was listed as “questionable” with a groin issue. Neither of them were seen on the floor during that day’s shootaround. Led by the scoring of center Jarrett Allen, the team still managed to pour on 113 points as they defeated the Pistons in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. Four Cavs starters scored double-digits against Detroit, including guards Caris LeVert and Raul Neto.
Allen will sit out against Charlotte with a right eye contusion. The 24-year-old center last played for 34 minutes in a four-point loss to the Heat last week, earning six points and 13 rebounds as the Cavs and Donovan Mitchell faced off against some familiar faces in forward Kevin Love and an old division rival in former Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo.
No new players were added to Charlotte’s injury report. Guard LaMelo Ball was again listed as “out” for the Hornets, while center Mark Williams was “day-to-day.”
The Cavaliers will tip off against the Hornets at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday in the Spectrum Center. The game will be broadcasted on Bally Sports Ohio.