Cavaliers' Big Man Will Attempt Return For Must-Win Game Friday

Although he's still listed as "questionable" on the injury report, Friday night's Play-In game is a do-or-die affair, so Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen will attempt to give it a go. 

Allen has been out for over a month with a fractured finger. He was seen earlier this week getting some shots up with the injured hand, now it should be time to test it in game play. 

The winner of the Cavs/Atlanta Hawks game will clinch the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference, and play the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The loser is eliminated from playoff contention.

Allen's participation would be a big boon to the Cavs, who have struggled to a 9-18 mark without their defensive anchor this season, including the first Play-In matchup won by the Brooklyn Nets Tuesday night. 

Sounds like it'll be a game-time decision.

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