Cleveland Cavaliers Rule Out Donovan Mitchell for Friday's Game Against Golden State Warriors

Fans in Cleveland tonight are about to become very familiar with the benches of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The Cavaliers have officially declared guard Donovan Mitchell out for the second straight game with a groin injury. The Warriors declared Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green out earlier today. Mitchell's late addition to the injury report may have come in response to the Cavs learning the Warriors were essentially taking the night off.

The Cavs traded for Mitchell before the season, and he has proven everything they could have hoped for and more. The three-time All Star is averaging career-best marks in points per game (28.4) and true shooting percentage (.623). After five stellar years with the Utah Jazz, Mitchell has clearly found new life in his new home. The Cavs are 28-18 and fifth in the Eastern Conference as a result.

The Cavs play again on Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. There's a chance Mitchell will be ready to play by then.
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