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Cavaliers vs. Nets: Which East Play-in Team Has the Health Edge?

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Apr 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) and Brooklyn Nets
Apr 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) and Brooklyn Nets / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Cleveland Cavaliers - 67.1 Team Health Score

The Cavs will likely get a much-needed boost from the return of Evan Mobley. The Rookie of the Year favorite has been out since suffering a right ankle sprain on March 28.

He has missed the last five games but returns just in time to ramp up for the playoffs. The ProBasketballDocs believe Mobley should play his usual minutes and be effective in his return.

Cleveland remains without Jarrett Allen, who suffered a fractured ring finger on his left hand just over a month ago.

The Cavs have also lost Ricky Rubio, Collin Sexton and Dean Wade for the season.

Star point guard Darius Garland has missed time down the stretch with a bone bruise in his back that could flare up at any point.

Caris LeVert is back from a foot sprain and performing well.

Brooklyn Nets - 85.4 Team Health Score

Goran Dragic is the main loss for the Nets in this matchup. He's out after testing positive for COVID-19.

Patty Mills will now serve as the primary backup point guard with Dragic out.

Seth Curry is probable to play while dealing with an old left ankle sprain. He's played full minutes when active and it's more of a maintenance issue at this point.

Now that Kyrie Irving can play in home games, the rotation is more concrete and Curry has benefited from his third-scorer role.

Trade acquisition Ben Simmons remains out with a back injury and is likely to miss the play-in game at this point.

Veteran big man James Johnson was waived recently, opening up a bigger role for 21-year-old Kessler Edwards.

Best FanDuel Plays

Nets -8.5 - Brooklyn has a hefty health advantage even with the return of Mobley.

Irving O27.5 points - Mobley's return may disrupt Durant's ability to score in the paint, leaving more shots for Irving.

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