Donovan Mitchell of the Cavaliers likely to sit out Game 5 against Celtics due to calf strain

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a tough spot as they face an elimination game against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of their playoff series. However, they will be without a key player, Donovan Mitchell, who is expected to miss the game due to a calf strain. This is a significant blow to the team, as Mitchell has been averaging 29.6 points per game in the playoffs and has been a vital part of their offense.

Mitchell also missed Game 4 with the same injury, and his absence has put additional pressure on the rest of the Cavaliers roster. The team has already been dealing with injuries, with Jarrett Allen sidelined for the past seven games due to a right rib contusion. The combination of Mitchell and Allen being out has left the Cavaliers shorthanded and struggling to keep up with the Celtics.

The timing of Mitchell’s injury couldn’t be worse for the Cavaliers, as they are facing a 3-1 deficit against a Celtics team that has been dominant for most of the series. The Cavaliers will need big performances from multiple players to have a chance at extending the series. Without Mitchell, they lose a player who has the ability to change the game with his scoring and playmaking ability.

The Cavaliers will need to dig deep and find a way to overcome Mitchell’s absence if they hope to stay alive in the series. Game 5 tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET on TNT, and it will be interesting to see how the Cavaliers respond to this latest setback.

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