CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller has been cleared to play wearing a mask to protect a broken cheekbone.
Zeller fractured his left orbital bone and sustained a concussion when he was elbowed in the face by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan on Nov. 6. Zeller returned from Cleveland's road trip for further evaluation. He is expected to play Saturday night, when the Cavs host the Dallas Mavericks.
Zeller scored a season-high 15 points and grabbed rebounds against the Clippers before he was injured.
Also, the Cavs said forward Luke Harangody underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday and will be out approximately six weeks. Harangody had been bothered by soreness and swelling. The third-year pro has not appeared in a game this season.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 7 Pick What will be the story from Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals when the Golden State Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 6 Pick Will it be another offensive showcase in Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at...
Thumbnail Cavaliers vs. Raptors Prediction With an opportunity for the Cavaliers to knock off the Raptors, will Game 6 tonight at 8:30PM ET be low-scoring?
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 5 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder close out Western Conference Finals tonight when they face the Golden State...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Pick The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet up in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight....
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages