WATCH: Kevin Love defends his defense as LeBron lights him up

Inserted back in the starting lineup, Kevin Love didn't make much of an impact in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which Cleveland won to extend the series. Love actually finished the game with a +18 despite scoring just two points on 1 of 5 shooting and missing all three of three-point attempts. He grabbed three rebounds, had two turnovers and picked up four fouls in close to 33 minutes of action.

To make matters worse for Love, he got a stern talking-to by LeBron James early in the first quarter when Love appeared to suggest his hand was up on defense:

The relationship between Love and James has been through its ups and downs but they are focused on the same goal of winning a championship. Love has also said that this Cavs team is the closest unit he's ever been on, so what may be perceived as an argument is more than likely a teachable moment shared between two teammates.

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Teammates, Kevin Love and LeBron James. (USATSI)
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