Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen is listed as “out” with an eye injury before the Cavs take on the Philadelphia 76ers at home, the Athletic Cavs beat writer Kelsey Russo wrote in a Wednesday tweet.
He and forward Isaiah Mobley are the only two players listed as “out” on Wednesday. Cavs guard Donovan Mitchell is listed as “Day-to-day” on ESPN’s injury report.
The Cavs managed to pull off a 120-104 victory against the Charlotte Hornets despite the absence of Mitchell and Jarrett Allen. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff pointed out the impressive performance from forward Cedi Osman, who won the Junkyard Dog chain and scored his second-highest point total of the season at 24 in Tuesday’s matchup.
“It was great to see that tonight,” Bickerstaff said. “We know what (Cedi Osman) is capable of. He is a guy that can ignite both sides of the floor. He can make shots in a hurry, but also does a great job defensively of getting deflections, chasing guys, getting through screens. All that stuff brings energy and we’re going to need that.
Jarrett Allen did not play in Cleveland’s matchups against Charlotte after he suffered an eye contusion in a game against the Miami Heat. Forward Evan Mobley took reps at the center spot in Allen’s stead, scoring 22 points, grabbing 7.5 rebounds and dishing 2.5 assists in his starts against the Hornets. Forwards Lamar Stevens, Isaac Okoro, and guard Caris LeVert took starting spots in Tuesday’s game.
Sixers forward Jalen McDaniels is the only player on ESPN’s injury report for Philadelphia. According to Philadelphia Inquirer Sixers beat writer Keith Pompey, he is listed as “day-to-day” and did not participate in Wednesday’s shootaround.
The Cavs will take on the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday in Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN and Bally Sports Ohio.