Cavs injury report: 3 rotation players listed for Game 5 vs. Celtics – MassLive.com

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The Cavs have another new addition to their injury report for their do-or-die matchup against the Celtics in Game 5. Athletic wing Caris LeVert is questionable with a left bone bruise for the matchup at TD Garden on Wednesday night. He joins a pair of starters in Donovan Mitchell (left calf strain) and Jarrett Allen (rib bruises) that are also questionable for the road matchup.

LeVert played 39 minutes in Game 4 but aggravated a knee issue that had been bothering him of late in the contests according to Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com. There’s also not much optimism out of Cleveland that Mitchell will be available to play in Game 5 according to the star who told Fedor, “It’s not just the calf strain. The calf can lead to an Achilles and then things get much worse.” Mitchell also missed 16 games in the second half of the season due to left knee tendinitis, the same leg he’s dealing with a calf strain in.

Allen also has not played since Game 4 of the Magic series, a contest in which he suffered bruised ribs. His return appears unlikely at this juncture despite the questionable label. Dean Wade remains off the injury report but is also slowed by a knee issue that could lead to offseason surgery, according to Fedor.

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The host of Cavs injuries should give the Celtics a golden opportunity to close the series out in five games on Wednesday night. Boston will remain without Kristaps Porzingis for the sixth straight game due to a calf strain but the big man is progressing with on court workouts.

“I haven’t watched his rehab, but he’s working hard in trying to get back,” Joe Mazzulla said before Game 4. “He’s made steps, like you said, being on the court, so all I know is he’s working really hard to try to get back as fast as he can.”

The Celtics and Cavaliers tip off Game 5 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at TD Garden.

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