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Tristan Thompson has been ruled out for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Boston Celtics after suffering a sprained right thumb in the Cavaliers’ 122-102 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night, the team announced per NBA.com.
STATUS UPDATE: @RealTristan13 suffered a sprained right thumb during last night’s game.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) April 5, 2017
The injury will keep him sidelined for at least the next two games against the Celtics and the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, effectively ending Thompson’s consecutive games played streak at 447. The streak, which dates back to Feb. 10, 2012 in Thompson’s rookie season, when he played 28 minutes and had five points and 13 rebounds off the bench in a 113-112 overtime loss to the Bucks, is a franchise record and was the longest active stretch in the NBA.
The sixth-year big man was injured during the third quarter of Tuesday’s victory over the Magic, and didn’t make the trip to Boston. An MRI confirmed the sprain and his status will be “updated as appropriate,” according to NBA.com.
Thompson is averaging 8.1 points and 9.3 rebounds in 77 appearances as the starting center during the 2016-17 season.
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