2018 NBA Playoffs injury tracker: Donovan Mitchell has foot contusion; Cavs' George Hill questionable – CBSSports.com

If there’s one thing that can get in the way of a great postseason series, it’s an injury to a key player. The Warriors and Spurs are both without arguably their best players with Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard both likely to miss the entire first-round series, but they aren’t the only teams struggling with the injury bug.

Here’s a look at all the notable injuries from each series:

No. 1 Toronto Raptors vs. No. 8 Washington Wizards Raptors: Fred VanVleet (shoulder) missed Game 1, and is questionable for Game 2.
Wizards: None.
No. 2 Boston Celtics vs. No. 7 Milwaukee Bucks Celtics: Gordon Hayward (ankle, leg), Kyrie Irving (knee) and Daniel Theis (knee) are out for the postseason. Marcus Smart (thumb) could possibly return for a potential Game 7
Bucks: None.
No. 3 Philadelphia 76ers vs. No. 6 Miami Heat 76ers: Joel Embiid (orbital fracture) has been ruled out for Game 2, but cleared concussion protocol and is eyeing a potential Game 3 return.
Heat: Dion Waiters (ankle) out for the postseason.
No. 4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. No. 5 Indiana Pacers Cavaliers: George Hill (back) is questionable for Game 2. Kyle Korver (illness) missed practice on Monday, and is considered day-to-day.
Pacers: None.
No. 1 Houston Rockets vs. No. 8 Minnesota Timberwolves Rockets:  Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) expected to miss first-round series. Ryan Anderson (ankle) missed Game 1, but coach Mike D’Antoni says he has “a chance” to play in Game 2.
Timberwolves: None.
No. 2 Golden State Warriors vs. No. 7 San Antonio Spurs Warriors: Stephen Curry (knee) and Patrick McCaw (spinal contusion) are expected to miss the first-round series. Andre Iguodala (thigh) is available for Game 2.
Spurs: Kawhi Leonard (quad) is reportedly out for the postseason. Joffrey Lauvergne (personal) will not

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