Zizic scored 18 points (6-8 FG, 6-6 FT) while adding eight rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench during Friday's 141-113 loss to the Rockets.
The 22-year-old not only led the Cavs in scoring on the night, he set a new new personal best. Knee troubles have limited Zizic's availability this season, but if he can stay healthy in the second half he could work his way into a larger role in the Cleveland frontcourt, especially with another couple of performances like this one.
Zizic (knee) returned to action for Tuesday's 123-115 loss to the Pacers and logged six points (0-1 FG, 6-6 FT) and six rebounds across 13 minutes off the bench.
Zizic had missed the team's previous five games with a sore right knee. The Cavaliers may have preferred to keep him out of the rotation for the front end of a back-to-back set, but the team needed another big man to fill minutes after Larry Nance exited with a right knee injury earlier in the contest. Nance's injury isn't believed to be a long-term concern, but he could be sidelined for Wednesday's game in New Orleans. An absence from Nance would allow Zizic to stick in the rotation as the backup to starting center Tristan Thompson.
Zizic (knee) is available Tuesday against the Pacers, Spencer Davies of BBallI Insiders reports.
Zizic is set to make his return following a five-game absence due to a lingering right knee injury. He was averaging just 5.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals over 16.7 minutes in his previous six games prior to the injury, so even though he's healthy, Zizic doesn't draw much fantasy appeal.
Zizic (knee) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.
Zizic is in danger of missing his seventh straight game due to a right knee injury, although confirmation on his status likely won't surface until closer to tipoff. Larry Nance and Channing Frye would continue to see an uptick in minutes if Zizic can't go.
Zizic (knee) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Pelicans.
Zizic continues to nurse a sore right knee, and the Cavs will hold him out for a fifth straight game on the second night of a back-to-back. At this point, it's unclear how close the big man is to making his return.
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