Love (knee) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Mavericks.
Love sat out Friday due to a left knee bruise, but he could return as soon as Sunday. If he's out again, Dean Wade should draw another start.
Love (knee) will not play in Friday's matchup with the Mavericks, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Love's absence will be his first following 19 consecutive games played. As a result, look for the likes of Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele to potentially see increased minutes. The veteran big man's next chance to play will come Sunday in a rematch against the Mavs.
Love is questionable for Friday's contest against the Mavericks due to a left knee contusion.
Love has appeared in 19 straight games, which is great considering his previous longest streak this season was two consecutive games. However, his streak could come to an end Friday. If Love is out, look for Dean Wade and Mfiondu Kabengele to see more minutes.
Love had 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-10 3Pt), eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in Wednesday's blowout loss to Portland.
The Cavs were able to keep the game semi-close through two quarters, but it quickly got out of hand in the third and the Cavs ultimately fell by a 36-point margin. Love chipped in a team-high 18 points, but it wasn't nearly enough on a night when Cleveland shot just 40.2 percent from the field as a team.
Love collected seven points (2-10 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds and four assists in a 134-118 loss to the Suns on Tuesday.
Love's offensive struggles continued, as he failed to score double-digit points for the third time in his last four games. The forward was coming off a season-high 25 points Saturday but couldn't follow it up with another efficient performance. Despite the inconsistent scoring totals, Love has still provided fantasy managers with solid production across his last four contests, averaging 9.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Love was held scoreless (0-0 FG, 0-0 FT) with 10 rebounds in Friday's loss to the Wizards.
It was a fairly bizarre night for Love, who did not attempt a single field goal in 22 minutes of action. Love's rebounding has remained mostly steady since he returned from injury, but the former All-Star has scored 15 points or fewer in his last nine games.
Love recorded six points (2-11 FG, 2-10 3Pt), 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday's 109-104 loss to the Magic.
Love has struggled shooting from behind the three-point arc in his last two outings, going 2-of-14. Although the forward has had a difficult time shooting, he did record three steals and was closing in on a triple-double at one point. The veteran should continue to receive adequate playing time and will likely start to shoot the deep ball better after this poor couple stretch of games.
Love scored 11 points (3-9 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and four assists across 24 minutes in Monday's loss to the Raptors.
Love saw a slight downturn in minutes on the second game of a back-to-back, but he still managed to fill the box score. He didn't shoot well from the field, though he was able to balance that with a perfect night from the charity stripe. Love had recently shown signs of breaking out of his season-long shooting slump -- he shot 43.3 percent from the field across his last five games prior to Monday's effort -- yet has still converted only 39.9 percent of his field-goal attempts through 18 contests.
Love had 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), five rebounds, an assist and a steal across 28 minutes in Sunday's loss at Washington.
Love has posted 12-point, five-rebound stat lines in each of his last two contests, and while he's scored in double digits in five straight games, he has also gone six straight contests without clearing the 15-point threshold. He's nothing more than the Cavaliers' third-best scoring option right now, sitting behind Collin Sexton and Darius Garland in that department.
Love mustered 15 points (5-12 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and four assists across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 121-105 win over the Bulls.
Love is not the stat-stuffing machine he was during his Minnesota days, but he can still deliver strong performances when the team needs him to step up as a secondary scorer. The veteran power forward has scored at least 15 points in six of his last eight appearances while grabbing eight or more boards five times during that stretch.
Love scored 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and four assists across 30 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pistons.
Love reached 30 minutes for the second consecutive game and for the third time on the season. He posted what has become a relatively typical line, scoring in the teens and reeling in plenty of rebounds. Across the three games in which Love has played at least 30 minutes this season, he's averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 boards and 2.3 assists with minimal defensive contributions.
Love scored 17 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-3 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and four assists in a 103-90 win Wednesday against Charlotte.
After missing most of the season with a calf injury, Love has played exceptionally well since rejoining the starting lineup. The 32-year-old is averaging 24.4 minutes, 14.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists since returning to action. The former UCLA standout has shot well from deep, making 2.2 three-pointers a game this season. As the Cavaliers' playoff hopes fade away, fantasy managers could see Love's minutes decrease as the team starts to analyze its younger talent for next season.
Love tallied 19 points (6-17 FG, 5-14 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 31 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Pelicans.
The 32-year-old saw 31 minutes of action Sunday, which is the second-most minutes he's seen since Dec. 26. Love's 17 field-goal attempts and five made three-pointers were both season highs. The 12-year veteran has started and played in six games in a row, averaging 14.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers and 2.5 assists in that span. The Cavaliers have a back-to-back set Wednesday and Thursday, so there's a chance he sits out in one of those games.
Love recorded 18 points (4-9 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-8 FT), three rebounds, an assist and a steal across 21 minutes in Saturday's 135-115 loss to the Raptors.
Once Jarrett Allen and Larry Nance return to the lineup, Love's minute restriction will have lifted, and the trio could wreak some havoc on future opponents. For now, the team will move Love along slowly while players like Dean Wade and Isaiah Hartenstein provide support in the frontcourt.
Love mustered 18 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals across 23 minutes in Thursday's win over the Thunder.
Love remains on a minutes restriction and has played 26 or fewer minutes in each of his four games since returning from a nine-game absence last month, but he made the most of his on-court time to deliver a strong double-double. Love now has two double-doubles and three double-digit scoring performances in his last four appearances.
Love will remain on a minutes restriction for Monday's game against the Spurs, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Love played 20 minutes in his latest return to action Thursday against the Sixers, and he followed up with 23 minutes in Saturday's loss to Miami. Per Fedor, Love's workload is expected to remain in the 20-ish-minutes range Monday as the Cavs attempt to prevent an aggravation of the calf injury that's already cost him 43 games this season.
Love (calf) produced 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists over 20 minutes Thursday in the Cavaliers' 114-94 loss to the 76ers.
Love returned after missing the last nine games due to an aggravation of the calf injury that has sidelined him for most of the season. He was inserted into the starting five and performed well, while playing under a soft minutes limit. Love will likely remain restricted for a few more games, but if he can manage to stay healthy, he'll provide a nice boost for the struggling Cavs. Last season, the veteran big man averaged 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31.8 minutes.
Love will start at center during his return Thursday against the 76ers, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Love will be on a minutes limit in his first game back from a nine-game absence, but he'll still get the start. Dean Wade will start at power forward. Love has played just 58 total minutes this season, and he's racked up 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and one steal.
Love (calf) will play Thursday against the 76ers, Chris Fedor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Love will make his return after a nine-game absence due to a right calf injury. Thursday's game will mark just the fifth time the 32-year-old has taken the floor this season, so it wouldn't be wise to expect major production from him in his return. The team said that he will be on a minutes restriction, though the amount of minutes wasn't clarified. Dean Wade will likely see a decreased workload while Love is healthy.
Love (calf) is questionable for Thursday's game against the 76ers.
Love hasn't played since March 14 against Atlanta due to a nagging right calf injury, but the forward's questionable tag indicates that he might be able to participate in Thursday's matchup. If the Cavs elect to sideline him once again, Dean Wade will likely see increased run.
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