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Cavs All-Star ahead Kevin Love missed a major chunk of the common season after fracturing his hand throughout a late January sport in opposition to the Detroit Pistons. He was out practically two months, which coincided with arguably essentially the most troublesome stretch of the season because the group was reeling from a mix of losses and locker-room turmoil.

He returned to motion for the new-look Cavs final month however suffered one other ugly damage when he bought a tooth knocked out in a sport in opposition to the Warmth and needed to be positioned on the league-mandated concussion protocol.

Love was in a position to get better in time for the beginning of the postseason, however he suffered one other damage in Sport 2 in opposition to the Pacers on Wednesday night time, this time to thumb on the identical hand he broke earlier within the season. Beware, it’s not for the faint of coronary heart.

Cleveland was in a position to get again on observe in opposition to Indiana with a much-needed 100-97 win in Sport 2, however they’ll want a wholesome Love in tow if they’re to have any likelihood of creating it out of a vastly improved Jap Convention area. The excellent news is coach Tyronn Lue referred to the damage as only a jammed thumb and expects Like to be effective for Sport three.

Contemplating how unhealthy it seemed initially, that’s superb information for the Cavs as they want Love in what’s already a really aggressive first spherical collection.

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