Cavaliers' Kevin Love to return, will start Thursday night vs. Utah Jazz

Kevin Love reacts after he was called for a foul during overtime against the Wizards on Feb. 6 in Washington

Given J.R. Smith's recent return from injury, Love will put the Cavaliers back at almost full strength.

The Cavaliers lead Boston by two games for the top spot in the Eastern Conference despite dealing with several injuries.

Love will start at home against the Jazz, his first game since injuring his knee February 11.

Just in terms of risk and potential reward, it's hard to fault Cleveland for taking a chance.

If minutes continue to be elusive for Sanders, there is a possibility that another D-League stint is coming his way.

During the entire second half, both teams battled back and forth, with that late surge by Cleveland constituting their biggest run during those two quarters.

"I had things I had to handle as a man, as a father, as a husband", he admitted.

Asked about James' efficiency, Frye said, "I think it's underrated".

LeBron James deserves credit for turning it into a Cavs win. In fact, head coach Tyronn Lue had to send the ball boy out to get GM David Griffin's permission to even bring him into the game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally settled in to buckle down for the final stretch of the season.

"We haven't played together in a while, so it's going to take a little bit for him to adjust to a lot of the things we've been doing, and also for us to integrate him back as fast as we can", Kyrie Irving said. The chilly touch was especially evident during the final six minutes, when they mustered just four points. First, they traded for Kyle Korver, one of the best shooters in the National Basketball Association. Had Bogut remained healthy, the Cavaliers expected him to immediately improve the team. Neither player would return to the game.

The defending National Basketball Association champions are slowly returning to health.

James' minutes have been a concern for most of the season as the Cavs have juggled their starting lineup due to injuries. In many ways, it's a flawless fit for both sides.

"Dig deep, get some timely stops, execute offensively and just stay composed", James said about his fourth-quarter performance. He isn't sure if he'll miss any playing time. For now, though, the Cavaliers should just be happy that they were able to add some depth in recent weeks to at least alleviate some of these injuries as much as possible. Reportedly, their contract with Sanders includes an option for next season and they could be looking at Sanders as a fit for future Cavaliers teams, not necessarily this current one. Look at my winning percentage when I'm on the floor and when I'm not on the floor.



Otras noticias