Cavaliers' Jarrett Allen out for Game 2 against Celtics with bruised ribs

Injured Cleveland Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen sits on the bench during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Orlando Magic, Tuesday, April 30, 2024, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without center Jarrett Allen for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday as he continues to deal with bruised ribs.

Allen is missing his fifth consecutive game. He hasn't played since Game 4 of the Cavaliers' first-round series against the Orlando Magic.

Evan Mobley will start again at center. Dean Wade had previously been ruled out with a sprained right knee.

Allen has averaged 17 points and 13.8 rebounds in four games this postseason.