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Injury Reports Cavaliers: Are Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell PLAYING vs Thunder? 

The Cleveland Cavaliers will travel to Oklahoma City, OK to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at Paycom Center. The Thunder have won three of their last five game while the Cavaliers have won two of their last five games.

Latest Injury Updates for Cavaliers vs. Thunder game

The Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won two of their last five games. They just beat the Houston Rockets by a score of 113-95. The Cavaliers are hoping to sweep the Thunder in the second and final game of their two-game series.

Donovan Mitchell Thu, Jan 26 Groin
Game Time Decision
Kevin Love Thu, Jan 26 Back
Game Time Decision
Dylan Windler Tue, Jan 24 Hamstring
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23

Because of a groin injury, Donovan Mitchell may sit out Friday’s game against the Thunder.

Mitchell made his return from a three-game absence due to an injured left groin on Tuesday and proceeded to record 24 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists across a total playing time of 38 minutes. In spite of this, the Cavaliers have decided to rest Mitchell on Friday’s game. This is so they do not run the risk of reinjuring Mitchell. Caris LeVert is currently the front-runner to replace Mitchell in the first unit after the latter’s departure.

  • Darius Garland – Ready

Garland finished Thursday’s 113-95 win over Houston with 26 points (9-16 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, nine assists, and four steals in 33 minutes.

Garland stepped up on both ends of the court. He missed a double-double by one assist, and for the fifth straight game, he stole more than one ball.

Garland has been able to do more offensively because Donovan Mitchell is still out with a groin injury. He has scored at least 20 points in 10 of his last 11 games. In the last two weeks, he has been a top-15 player, which has paid off for anyone who took a chance on him in their drafts.

The Thunder

Luguentz Dort Thu, Jan 26 Hamstring
Expected to be out until at least Jan 30
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl Sun, Jan 22 Ankle
Expected to be out until at least Jan 30
Aleksej Pokusevski Wed, Jan 4 Lower Leg
Expected to be out until at least Feb 23
Chet Holmgren Thu, Aug 25 Foot
Out for the season

As a result of a right hamstring strain, Dort won’t be able to play against the Cavaliers on Friday. If Dort is out, other wings like Aaron Wiggins, Kenrich Williams, Ousmane Dieng, and others could get more playing time.

Meanwhile, the Thunder haven’t given many specifics about where Robinson-Earl, Pokusevski, and Holmgren are in their recoveries.

NBA Regular Season Schedule

Friday, January 27, 2023    
Milwaukee Indiana 7:00 PM
Memphis Minnesota 7:30 pm NBAt
Orlando Miami 8:00 PM
Cleveland Oklahoma City 8:00 PM
Toronto Golden St. 10:00 pm NBAt