Cavs’ Donovan Mitchell (left calf) out for Game 4 vs. Celtics.

Donovan Mitchell averaged 31.7 points per game in the semifinals against the Celtics.

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Cleveland (AP) – Cavaliers star guard Donovan Mitchell sat out Monday night’s Game 4 (7 ET, TNT) against the Boston Celtics, the team announced. Mitchell strained his left calf in the closing minutes of Saturday’s loss to Cleveland.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Mitchell’s Game 4 status.

Mitchell, who had been dealing with a sore left knee for months, suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Boston won Game 3 106-93.

He received some treatment on the bench during a timeout, but was clearly slow during the game. Mitchell left the court and went to the locker room in the final two minutes as the Celtics closed out the win by 13 points.

Mitchell scored 33 points Celtic took a 2-1 lead in the series. The 27-year-old, in his second postseason with Cleveland, is averaging 31.7 points in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The five-time All-Star is averaging 36.8 points over his last five games. He scored 50 in a Game 6 loss to Orlando in the first round.

Mitchell played in only 55 games this season due to a left knee injury. He started 16 of Cleveland’s final 24 games during the regular season.

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The Cavs are without center Jared Allen, who has missed six straight games with a rib injury. Allen hasn’t played since getting hurt in Cleveland’s first-round series against the Magic.

Top-seeded Boston is without center Kristaps Porzingis, who has missed the last four games with a calf injury.

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