The talk of healthy players resting has dominated the second half of the NBA season, so it’s noteworthy when a guy makes himself available each and every game.
That player has been Cleveland Cavs forward Tristan Thompson, whose NBA-best streak of 447 consecutive games played will end Wednesday night vs. the Boston Celtics. Thompson suffered a sprained thumb during the third quarter of Tuesday night’s win over the Orlando Magic. X-rays taken at the arena were negative, and he was able to continue playing. Thompson didn’t travel with the team to Boston, though, and will have further imaging done at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday morning, the team announced.
Thompson will also miss Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
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