Coach Jamahl Mosley and the Paolo Banchero-led Orlando Magic need to win their Game 2 NBA Playoffs clash against the Cleveland Cavaliers. They need all the momentum to stop Donovan Mitchell and his bigs from scoring such that they could get back into this series. Unfortunately, it looks like they will have to make do without Jalen Suggs for a good while.

Jalen Suggs had a tough collision with Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell in the second game of this NBA Playoffs series, per Kendra Andrews of ESPN. Paolo Banchero and Jamahl Mosley's trusted guard had to grab his left knee while in pain. He was then carried out of the game with the help of two other Magic teammates such that not a lot of weight was put on the leg.

Jalen Suggs was only able to play eight minutes for the Magic. He went scoreless but still managed to rack in three rebounds. His primary assignment was to lock up the Cavaliers guards, especially Donovan Mitchell. Suggs may have done great in the short time that he was on the court. So far, Mitchell has not yet popped off offensively. He currently just has 14 points but managed to collect seven rebounds and drop two assists.

Now, it will be up to Gary Harris, Cole Anthony, and even Joe Ingles to prevent Mitchell from torching them yet again. Hopefully, they are able to catch up and make this an interesting NBA Playoffs series.

Suggs' contribution to the Magic

Heading into the league, this star out of Gonzaga was famously known for his March Madness buzzer-beater over UCLA. But, his reputation took a complete turn when he joined Jamahl Mosley's squad. He started to hound ball-handlers more than score points. Throughout his three-year tenure with the Magic, he has recorded 1.3 steals per contest. This number reached its peak in the 2023-24 regular season when he stole the ball an average of 1.4 times.

This is not the only thing that he is good at. Suggs also produces big numbers for Paolo Banchero's team. While playing 75 games, he knocked down a career-high 47.1% of his shots from all three levels of scoring for 12.6 points. He also drops 2.7 assists and notches 3.1 rebounds per contest.