|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Central Division||103.1 (1st)||98.7 (4th)|
Thu Apr 2
|W 114 - 88||MIA|
Sun Apr 5
|W 99 - 94||CHI|
Wed Apr 8
|W 104 - 99||at MIL|
Fri Apr 10
|L 99 - 90||BOS|
Sun Apr 12
|L 117 - 78||at BOS|
Mon Apr 13
|W 109 - 97||DET|
Wed Apr 15
|W 113 - 108||WAS|
Sun Apr 19
|W 113 - 100||BOS|
Tue Apr 21
|W 99 - 91||BOS|
Thu Apr 23
|W 103 - 95||at BOS|
Sun Apr 26
|W 101 - 93||at BOS|
The NBA has suspended
Smith punch forward Jae Crowder in the head while jumping up for a rebound and was immediately ejected. Crowder landed awkwardly on his leg and was later diagnosed with an ACL sprain. He will miss the first two games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Smith is averaging 9.8 points per game this postseason.
Olynyk grabbed forward Kevin Love's arm while fighting for a loose ball, dislocating his shoulder. He will serve his suspension to begin the 2015-2016 season.
Love dislocated his shoulder early in Game 4 against the Celtics. He was tangled up with Kelly Olynyk on a play that could now impact the next round. The Cavaliers will play the winner of the Bulls and Bucks series, with Chicago leading 3-1 at the moment.
"Evaluation and imaging have defined the extent of the injury: an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising," the Cavaliers said in a statement. "Currently, Love is undergoing training room treatments while additional opinions are being obtained and treatment options being explored. Love will be unavailable for Cavaliers' upcoming Conference Semifinal playoff series and an update regarding his status beyond that will be determined over the next several days."
It was previously reported that Love could miss up to two weeks at minimum with the injury. While Love is out for the conference semis, there's still a chance he could be back for the conference finals if Cleveland advances. However, nothing is certain at this time.
After the game against Boston, Love voiced his displeasure at Olynyk's play.
"I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose," Love said.
The status of
Love, who dislocated his shoulder as he was tangled up with the Celtics' Kelly Olynyk in Sunday's game 4 victory, will be a free agent after the season and ensuring the shoulder will remain structurally sound is a critical bit of information for prospective suitors.
Love was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday and initial reports suggested he may miss two weeks of action.
"Iman Shumpert gave us a huge game tonight, huge," coach David Blatt said after the game, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "He was just all over the court. … He was without question the X factor. No question."
Shumpert also recorded three blocks and two steals while playing 38 minutes, which matched his highest amount of playing time in the regular season.
Love still must undergo an MRI on Monday, but the report says that sources within the organization feel the injury is severe enough to keep Love sidelined for a while.
Love felt that Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk deliberately injured him during the game.
|2014-15 Team Leaders|
|PPG||LeBron James , SF||25.3|
|RPG||Kevin Love , PF||9.7|
|APG||LeBron James , SF||7.4|
|FG%||Timofey Mozgov , C||55.5|
|FT%||Kyrie Irving , PG||86.3|
|3P%||Kyrie Irving , PG||41.5|
|BLOCKS||Timofey Mozgov , C||97|
|STEALS||Kyrie Irving , PG||114|
|MPG||Kyrie Irving , PG||36.4|
|Full Team Statistics|
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