Pavlovic was elbowed by Atlanta Hawks forward Zaza Pachulia in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 99-72 win. He left practice early on Wednesday and was fitted with a mask at the Cleveland Clinic. Cavs coach Mike Brown expects Pavlovic to be available for Game 2 on Thursday night.
Pavlovic, whose playing time diminished toward the end of the regular season, had seven points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of the opener. The 25-year-old married his longtime girlfriend last week while the Cavs, who swept Detroit in the first round, were waiting for Atlanta to finish its series with Miami.