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Larry Nance Jr. ruled out for Cavs-Lakers game with wrist sprain

Kevin Love, Matthew Dellavedova also out
Larry Nance Jr.
Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 25, 2021

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. was ruled out of Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a wrist injury.

Nance sustained the injury during Sunday night’s matchup against the Boston Celtics.

An MRI on Nance’s wrist determined he has a right wrist sprain and will be evaluated daily through treatment and rehab.

Nance joins Kevin Love and Matthew Dellavedova as players ruled out Monday night. Love is still dealing with a calf injury and Dellavedova is still out after sustaining a concussion during an exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers in December.

Lakers' Kostas Antetokounmpo was ruled out with right knee tendinitis and Jared Dudley was ruled out with right calf soreness. Anthony Davis was listed as probable with a right ankle contusion and LeBron James was listed as questionable with a left ankle sprain.

The Cavaliers are set to host the Los Angeles Lakers as James returns to The Land. James and the Lakers are currently sitting tied at No.1 in the Western Conference.

Monday night’s tipoff is at 8 p.m at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

While Nance won't be playing, his initiative to help local businesses won't be forgotten Monday night.

Each game, Nance wears a local business' attire into the arena, getting photographed in it and sharing the images on social media to create awareness of the business online. After the game, Nance auctions off his game-worn jersey and matches whatever the price the jersey sells for, donating the funds to the local businesses represented that night.

Nance said that since he won't have a game-worn jersey to auction off, Monday night's auction will feature his teammate Collin Sexton's game-worn jersey after Sexton agreed to help out.

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