Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be taking on the Indiana Pacers tonight. Mitchell has carried the Cavs back into relevance in its Post-LeBron era. They are certainly doing well at the moment and hold a record of 32 wins and 22 losses, giving them the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference.
They will be taking on the Pacers, another team in the same conference. Fans will remember that Indiana traded away Domontas Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings and got back Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield. This looks like one of the few trades where both sides have won. The Pacers aren’t doing too badly so far with a record of 25 wins and 29 losses.
As both these teams face off, NBA fans will undoubtedly be interested in knowing the availability reports and expected rosters for both sides. After all, that will help in forming an expert prediction for the outcome of this game.
Donovan Mitchell looks healthy for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers game tonight
Thankfully for Cavaliers fans, Donovan appears to be healthy and good to go for this game against the Pacers. This is somewhat reassuring, considering the fact that he got into a heated physical altercation with Dillon Brooks during their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
A game is decided by a lot more than a single player. With that being said, here are the injury reports and expected rosters for both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies as they get ready to play tonight.
Cleveland Cavaliers injury report
- Caris LeVert
- Dylan Windler
Cleveland Cavaliers expected roster
- Donovan Mitchell
- Darius Garland
- Evan Mobley
- Issac Okoro
- Jarrett Allen
Indiana Pacers injury report
- Daniel Theis
Indiana Pacers expected roster
- Tyrese Haliburton
- Buddy Hield
- Myles Turner
- Aaron Nesmith
- Bennedict Maturin
As we can tell, both sides look relatively healthy for this matchup. However, the Cavs are missing a main starter in Caris LeVert. He is listed as questionable for this game due to a hamstring injury. Finally, here are the expert predicitions for this match.
The Cavaliers will be favored over the Pacers tonight
While both these teams seem to have good chemistry with their new additions, we have to side with Donovan Mitchell, Darius Garland, and the Cleveland Cavaliers against Tyrese and the Pacers tonight. The core of the Cavs simply appears to be better than that of the Pacers, as their record currently reflects.
While Haliburton certainly has potential and will be an NBA All-Star this season, his team will not be favored over the Cavs tonight. It is still possible for them to battle the odds and win. However, they will be the underdogs for tonight’s match.
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