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Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen returning for play-in game vs. Hawks

Jarrett Allen at NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets pregame

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 8: Jarrett Allen of Cleveland Cavaliers warms up before the NBA match between Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn of New York City, United States on April 8, 2022. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

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Jarrett Allen arrived late to the arena due to traffic, according to Chris Fedor of

But the Cavaliers’ All-Star center is just in time to help them save their season.

Facing a winner-take-all play-in game against the Hawks at home tonight, Allen will return from a finger injury.


The Cavs fell off late in the season. Allen’s absence was a big reason. This is a big step toward them returning to peak form.

Allen is a superb defender. He could make a major difference against an Atlanta offense that just steamrolled the Hornets.