Zizic managed 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Spurs.
Zizic topped double-digits scoring for the fourth-straight game, scoring nearly a point a minute Sunday. While his workload has bounced around all season, Zizic has managed to carve out a usual role for the Cavaliers in his second season. With one game left to play, the Croatian center's averaging 7.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.3 minutes per game.
Zizic is starting Thursday's game against Sacramento, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Zizic will get the nod in place of Tristan Thompson, who's getting Thursday night off for rest purposes. Zizic is averaging 7.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his previous five starts.
Zizic supplied 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-9 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 14 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday.
Even with Tristan Thompson putting together a strong 15-point performance on the first unit, Zizic matched the veteran's tally in seven fewer minutes off the bench. Zizic's playing time has been hard to trust of late, as he's logged 14 or fewer minutes in three straight while Thompson continues to work his way back after a long layoff. It remains to be seen how the workload between the two will be split for the season's remaining games, but Zizic certainly has the ability to produce across the board when given sufficient opportunity.
Zizic tallied 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-3 FT), five rebounds and three assists across 31 minutes in the Cavaliers' 121-116 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday.
Zizic continues to serve as a solid supplemental source of points and rebounds alongside higher-usage teammates Collin Sexton, Cedi Osman and Kevin Love. While he's clearly the fourth or fifth option offensively when the first unit is at full health, Zizic has still managed four straight double-digit scoring efforts and put up double-digit shot attempts in three of those games. The 22-year-old appears likely to log heavy minutes for what remains of the regular season irrespective of the status of Tristan Thompson (foot), as it's clearly in the team's best interest to continue developing young pieces such as Zizic with an eye on next season and beyond.
Zizic compiled 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and an assist over 30 minutes Thursday against Orlando.
After being held to six points in Friday's matchup with Miami, Zizic has responded with three straight games of 11 or more points, and he's been solid on the glass. The 22-year-old is averaging an unimpressive 7.4 ppg through 48 matchups this year but appears to be trending upward in the final quarter of the regular season.
Zizic contributed 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-1 FT) and seven rebounds across 27 minutes in Monday's 126-101 win over the Raptors.
Zizic didn't start his last time out as it was his first game back from a concussion, but he reclaimed his starting spot Monday night and posted a solid effort. Zizic doesn't have much range, but he is an effective rebounder who can score in the post at a solid percentage, making him a useful asset for a depleted Cavs roster.
Zizic isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Miami, Shandel Richardson of The Athletic reports.
Zizic was cleared to return from a concussion, but Larry Nance and Kevin Love will start in the frontcourt. Zizic had made five straight starts prior to suffering a concussion.
Zizic (concussion) has been cleared to play Friday against Miami, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Zizic was initially listed as out on Cleveland's injury report, but he felt good during shootaround and has passed through concussion protocol. He should be in for a solid chunk of minutes and could start at center with Tristan Thompson (foot) still on the mend.
Zizic (concussion) is out for Friday's game against Miami.
Zizic is slated to miss his fourth straight matchup while battling through a concussion. Larry Nance should continue to slot in as the starting center with both Zizic and Tristan Thompson (foot) out of the mix.
Zizic (concussion) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Nets.
Zizic sustained a concussion last week against New York, and Wednesday will mark his third straight absence as he remains in the league's protocol. With Tristan Thompson also out, expect Larry Nance to serve as the primary center, with Marquese Chriss and perhaps Channing Frye picking up increased minutes off the bench.
Zizic (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Magic.
Zizic will miss his second consecutive game after suffering a concussion in Thursday's game against the Knicks. His next opportunity to play will be Wednesday against the Nets, and he should be considered questionable for that contest at this time.
Zizic (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Pistons.
Zizic entered concussion protocol Friday after suffering a hit to the head during Thursday's win over the Knicks. Given that the Cavaliers play again Sunday, Zizic likely will not be able to return to the court until next week.
Zizic is going through concussion protocol, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Zizic played 26 minutes in Thursday's win over the Knicks and appears to have picked up a concussion, or at least something that caused concussion-like symptoms, along the way. Zizic will have to be symptom-free for 24 hours before he is able to return to the court, putting his status for Saturday's game against Detroit in doubt.
Zizic produced 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal across 26 minutes in the Cavaliers' win over the Suns on Thursday.
Zizic posted his first double-double in his last six games, pulling down four offensive boards in the process. It was a great night for Zizic, who has seen an uptick in playing time with Tristan Thompson (foot) and Kevin Love (toe) missing extended time, but games like this are not the norm. Zizic has the ability to pop off for big double-doubles like this, but his floor is very low as an inconsistent shooter and scorer. With Love's playing time on the rise and Thompson set to return soon, expect Zizic's role to be scaled back in the near future.
Zizic (back) started at center and played 30 minutes Wednesday in the Cavaliers' 148-139 triple-overtime loss to the Nets. He generated six points (2-5 FG, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Before sitting out Monday's win over the Knicks with the back injury, Zizic had come off the bench and played under 20 minutes with coach Larry Drew riding with Larry Nance as the team's starting center. Even though Zizic was coming off an injury, Drew elected to move the big man into the starting five, with Zizic and Nance essentially splitting the center minutes. Zizic wasn't able to do much with the elevated run before fouling out and will likely be in store for a significant reduction in playing time coming out of the All-Star break with Kevin Love (rest) re-entering the rotation and Tristan Thompson (foot) potentially returning from injury as well.
Zizic (back) will be available Wednesday against the Nets.
After a one-game absence due to back soreness, Zizic will be back in action for the Cavaliers' final game before the All-Star break. It's not clear if he'll be in the starting five, but Kevin Love's (rest) absence opens up additional frontcourt minutes for Zizic.
Zizic (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Knicks, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Zizic is dealing with a bout of lower back soreness and will miss Monday's game as a result. With both Zizic and Tristan Thompson (foot) out, Larry Nance, Kevin Love -- who is on a minutes restriction -- and Channing Frye should handle the bulk of minutes at center. At this point, the big man should be considered tentatively questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nets.
Zizic is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Knicks due to lower back soreness.
Zizic apparently picked up the issue over the weekend, leaving his status for Monday's game up in the air. With Tristan Thompson (foot) still sidelined, the Cavaliers could be forced to turn to Channing Frye as their backup center if Zizic can't go. Look for his status to clear up closer to tipoff.
Zizic will come off the bench Friday against the Wizards, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
With Kevin Love (toe) returning to the lineup, Zizic will head back to the pine. Since Dec. 18, while in a bench role, Zizic is averaging 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds across 17.2 minutes.
Zizic had 12 points (6-10 FG), 12 rebounds and an assist across 23 minutes Tuesday against the Wizards.
Zizic has cleaned up on the glass over his previous two contests, racking up 26 boards in back-to-back wins for the Cavs. The 22-year-old center is also averaging a double-double across his preceding five games (12.6 ppg and 10.4 rpg). With Kevin Love (toe) and Tristan Thompson (foot) out for at least a few more matchups, Zizic could be a solid fantasy play given his recent stretch of success.
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