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Donovan Mitchell available Sunday vs. Lakers with ankle injury

Mitchell hurt his ankle just before halftime Wednesday.

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Donovan Mitchell of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots a three point basket against the Boston Celtics on November 2, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Sunday update: Mitchell is in for the Cavaliers Sunday against the Lakers.

Saturday update: Mitchell is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lakers. Garland is also listed as questionable but is morel likely to play. Caris LeVert would take Mitchell’s spot if he doesn’t play and if Garland is also out, then Isaac Okoro would join the backcourt.

Friday update: In a stunning turn of events, the Cavaliers have ruled Mitchell out for this contest. Darius Garland is also out, so that means Caris LeVert and Isaac Okoro will start in the backcourt for Cleveland. Either team is giving Mitchell some extra time and being super safe or he has aggravated the ankle injury with additional movements. We’ll know more over the weekend.

Thursday update: Mitchell is officially being listed as questionable for Friday’s game but he did return in Wednesday’s contest so it seems likely he’ll play.

Update: Mitchell started the second half after appearing to suffer an ankle injury just before halftime. Clearly, this is not serious enough to keep him from continuing but it will be something to monitor for the rest of the game.

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Donovan Mitchell went to the locker room Wednesday against the Boston Celtics after appearing to suffer an ankle injury. The incident occurred just before halftime. That game is now at the break with the Celtics holding a 56-50 lead.

This would obviously be a huge blow for the Cavaliers if they lose Mitchell for the rest of this game. It’s especially painful for Cleveland since the team just got All-Star point guard Darius Garland back after he recovered from an eye injury he suffered in the season opener.

If Mitchell is out for an extended period of time, the Cavaliers will lean on Garland, Caris LeVert and Isaac Okoro to make up for his production. The new addition has been a star so far this season, averaging 32.2 points, 7.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. It’ll be tough to make up for his absence if he’s sidelined for a while.