Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love to get second opinion on ailing knee
- Author: Loretta Pittman Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 0:39
Nov 4, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) battle for a rebound during a game at Quicken Loans Arena. Except that the power forward is out six weeks with a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery. Young missed the last six games with the sprained left wrist and isn't expected back until sometime after the All-Star break. Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds for the defending National Basketball Association champions, who are in Minnesota to play their second-to-last game before the All-Star break.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue expressed consternation over Love's condition at Monday's practice.
Williams scored a team-high 29 points for the Los Angeles, while Julius Randle added 11 points and Nick Young contributed 10.
The Cavs cashed in with Love, and now they're paying for it.
25, 14, and 8 - LeBron is going to do what he's going to do, no matter who is or isn't playing.
The Eastern Conference has absorbed a jolt over the past couple of days with two top contenders making news which should create a good opportunity for the Pacers on Wednesday night. "That's when we get calm". Whether it's him trying to show that they shouldn't have traded him or just his anger towards the team that he wished he was still on, Wiggins plays his best against the wine and gold. Hassan Whiteside has been a critical part of the team's recent success, who leads the league in rebounding with 14 boards per game while also averaging a career-best 16.8 ppg. "Having that all-star year and this is where he wanted to get back to after coming from Minnesota a couple years ago".
"So then he's going to miss Sunday, which sucks".
"Write it however you want", Lue said. That should be enough for him to get consideration as the replacement for Love. With Love's injury and with the probability that James will take some games off, the door is open for Boston or Washington to gain home-court advantage over the Cavs. "I'm confident that we'll play well, so guys got to be ready to play".
Doubling Up: The Cavs had three players with double-doubles.
The Cavaliers are in action Tuesday night.