Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson sustained a sprained right ankle in Saturday's 126-127 loss to Denver and is going to miss multiple games, the team announced Sunday evening. Thompson sustained the injury in the first half but stayed in the game, finishing with 12 points and seven boards. But, according to the team, his ankle swelled considerably overnight. The loss of Thompson likely means Larry Nance Jr. starts against Detroit on Monday, though rookie Ante Zizic could be considered for minutes. The Cavs are already without Kevin Love and Jeff Green due to injury. Even Nance, who scored 14 against the Nuggets, said he hyperextended a knee in the second half but was "fine." He's averaging 10 points and 6.6 rebounds since joining the Cavs via a trade from the Lakers on Feb. 8. The Pistons' frontcourt only consists of All-Star center Andre Drummond and five-time All-Star Blake Griffin. No big deal.
Tristan Thompson to miss multiple games for Cavaliers with sprained right ankle
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Mar 5