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Jalen McDaniels misses Sixers’ practice, expected to play vs. Cavs

CAMDEN, N.J.–The Philadelphia 76ers are about to embark on a tough stretch where they will play seven of their next eight games on the road. They might have to go to battle in some of these games missing a key bench piece.

Jalen McDaniels, who suffered a right hip contusion in Sunday’s win over the Washington Wizards, was not able to practice on Tuesday before the Sixers begin a three-game road trip.

Philadelphia will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday and they will have to face elite perimeter scorers Donovan Mitchell and Darius Garland. While McDaniels wasn’t able to practice, coach Doc Rivers does expect he will be available against the Cavs.

“It’s nothing serious we don’t think,” said Rivers. “We expect him to be ready for tomorrow, but we don’t know yet. So we’ll take that, but there’s no way we were gonna let him practice today. We didn’t do much anyway, today.”

Since joining the Sixers, McDaniels is averaging 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor in 13 games with a start.

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Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire