NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 5/5

May 5th 2024

J.J. Calle

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Jarrett Allen (rib) — Out

  • Gary Harris (hamstring) — Available

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Orlando Magic News

Confirmed Lineup: Jalen Suggs, Gary Harris, Franz Wagner, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr.

  • Gary Harris (hamstring) — Available

Cleveland Cavaliers News

Confirmed Lineup: Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Max Strus, Isaac Okoro, Evan Mobley

  • Jarrett Allen (rib) — Out

  • Craig Porter Jr. (ankle) — Out

  • Dean Wade (knee) — Injured

  • Ty Jerome (ankle) — Injured

The home team has won every game in this series. The Cavs recorded a +7.4 Net Rating in those wins, but their 103.9 home Offensive Rating has been the third-worst of any team this postseason.

The Cavs are dealing with plenty of injuries. Allen missed the last two games and has had trouble lifting his arm. In the Game 6 loss, Mitchell aggravated a left knee ailment that sidelined him for most of the games post-All-Star break. Additionally, Mobley rolled his ankle in the first half and was gimpy after the game.

Mitchell noted after the loss:

“All the stuff you’ve done for six games really goes out the window. It’s all about desperation and will. How do we find ways to continually be relentless. I have no doubt that we’ll show up. I have no doubt Cleveland will show up.”