Jarrett Allen is back.
The Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star center, who has missed the previous 19 games
because of a fractured middle finger on his left hand
Friday night’s play-in game against the Atlanta Hawks
Allen, considered questionable going into the all-or-nothing matchup
tested the injury during pregame warmups and did not have any setbacks.
Well, aside from getting to the arena late
because he was stuck in gridlock traffic downtown.
Allen will be in the starting lineup, alongside rookie Evan Mobley, Lauri Markkanen, Caris LeVert and Darius Garland.
Swingman Isaac Okoro, who has started 62 of his 68 appearances, will be moved to the bench.