Hood, Thompson still out for Cavaliers versus Raptors

NBA.com Global on Mar 22, 2018 06:16 AM
Hood, Thompson still out for Cavaliers versus Raptors
FILE - BOSTON, MA - MAY 19: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been dealing with a multitude of injuries of late as Rodney Hood (back), Tristan Thompson (ankle), Larry Nance Jr. (hamstring) and Cedi Osman (hip flexor) have been sidelined. While Osman and Nance Jr. are unlikely to suit up tonight against the Toronto Raptors, there was a chance Hood and Thompson could be back after long absences. But just hours before tip, ESPN's Dave McMenamin reported that coach Larry Drew confirmed that both Thompson and Hood are out for tonight.

Here's more on Hood and Thompson from Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon:

Thompson sprained his right ankle on March 3 against Denver and has missed the last seven games. On Monday, acting head coach Larry Drew said Thompson "is really moving around real well. He's pushing off the foot real well. He's running up and down the floor real well so I would anticipate him being back very soon."


Nance's hamstring issue was and is still considered day to day, but it is perhaps more serious than anyone let on. Nance wanted to play last week but was held out for "precautionary" reasons and is still not ready to play.

Also out is Kyle Korver, who has been excused following the death of his brother.

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