2024 Playoffs: East Semifinals | Celtics (1) vs. Cavaliers (4)

Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen out for Game 2 against Celtics with bruised ribs

The Cavs center has not played since Game 4 of Cleveland's first-round series against Orlando.

Jarrett Allen continues to recover from a right rib contusion, which he aggravated in Game 4 of the Cavs’ first-round series vs. the Magic.

BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Jarrett Allen for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday as he continues to deal with bruised ribs.

Allen is missing his fifth consecutive game. He hasn’t played since Game 4 of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against the Orlando Magic.

Evan Mobley will start again at center. Dean Wade had previously been ruled out with a sprained right knee.

Allen has averaged 17 points and 13.8 rebounds in four games this postseason.