The Cavaliers will get to play their Triple Towers lineup after it was reported that Jarrett Allen would play against the Hawks, barring a setback, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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Allen suffered a fractured finger on his left hand on March 6. The injury forced him to miss 19 games, including the Cavs’ Play-In tournament loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Cavs went 7-11 after Allen went down. The late-season slide forced the Cavs to fall from sixth in the East standings to eighth and play in the Play-In Tournament for the first of two chances to clinch a playoff appearance. The winner of the Cavs-Hawks matchup will take on the No. 1 seed Miami Heat on Sunday
Allen finished the regular-season averaging 16.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks per game in 56 appearances.