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

Jarrett Allen at NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets pregame
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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.