CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Shams Charania of ‘The Athletic’ is reporting that Cleveland Cavaliers’ All-Star Center Jarrett Allen will play tonight against the Hawks in the Eastern Conference 8th seed play-in game.
The report says that Allen will return to the lineup, provided that there are no setbacks during pregame warmups.
Allen has been out with a fractured finger in his right hand suffered in the Cavs game against the Raptors in early March.
He is averaging a career-best 16.1 points and 10.8 rebounds this season.
The Cavaliers are currently 2-point underdogs heading into the game.
The winner of Friday night’s matchup between Atlanta and Cleveland clinches the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference and a postseason date with the Miami Heat.
Game one of that Eastern Conference First Round series will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Miami.
The Cavaliers and Hawks will tipoff tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.