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Tristan Thompson out for two games

Tristan Thompson did not travel with the team to Boston and his 447 games played in a row streak will end due to a thumb injury

The Cavaliers iron man's streak is over.

The Cavs confirmed an earlier report that Tristan Thompson injured his thumb and will miss the next two games.

"Tristan Thompson suffered a sprained right thumb during the third quarter of last night's game vs. the Magic in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena. He was taped and able to continue playing. X-rays taken at the arena following the game were negative," the Cavs said in a statement. "Thompson did not travel with the team to Boston last night in order to have additional evaluation and imaging done at Cleveland Clinic this morning.

"The results have confirmed a sprained right thumb. He will miss tonight’s game in Boston vs. the Celtics and Friday in Cleveland vs. the Hawks while undergoing continued treatment and additional evaluation. His status beyond that will be updated as appropriate. Tonight’s game in Boston will also mark Thompson's first game missed after playing 447 consecutive games, which was the longest active games played streak in the NBA and the longest streak in Cavaliers history." 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst posted on his Twitter account earlier in the day that Thompson had an X-ray on his thumb and did not travel with the team to Boston for tonight's game with the Celtics. Thompson has played in 447 consecutive games for the Cavs--the longest current streak in the NBA.

The Cavs recalled Larry Sanders from the Canton Charge on Wednesday to join the team in Boston, in the event Thompson is unable to play. Sanders has played in four games for the Charge this season with averages of 6.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game.  He has also played in two games for the Cavaliers this season.


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