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Love likely out 6-8 weeks

01 February, 2018, 01:01 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Cleveland Cavaliers go for third straight win against the short-handed Pistons

Forward Kevin Love could miss six-to-eight weeks after suffering an injury Tuesday evening against the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

In the midst of the mounting turmoil in Cleveland, now the Cavs must deal with a major injury.

The last time the Cavaliers played, they fell to the Detroit Pistons, 125-114.

Reports state that Love suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand in the first half of Cleveland's matchup against the Pistons.

He is expected to miss up to 8 weeks with the injury.

Hassan Whiteside knows what the reaction would have been if National Basketball Association fans had been told before the season that the Heat would have a chance to surpass Cleveland in the standings by beating the Cavaliers in a game on the last day of January.

Wade is averaging 11.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 42 games this season.

Think LeBron James misses Kyrie Irving yet? Love had notched five double-doubles in the previous seven games.

Love has a history of hand injuries. Will the Cavs be able to reverse course before the All-Star Game, or will they limp into that break and look to turn things around down the stretch?

Love, who was selected as a reserve to the NBA All-Star Game, had surgery on the same hand while with the Minnesota Timberwolves in October 2009.

Love, who had qualified for next month's All-Star game in Los Angeles, will be pulled out of the NBA's annual exhibition game. "It's a step forward for Tristan just to say, 'Those guys are playing well, keep them going.' And they came in and did a good job". "If we can do that, we'll put ourselves in a position to be ready for the postseason".

This team can beat anybody in the East and the game against the Cavs has likely been circled on their calendar for some time. Two consecutive 3-pointers by Korver cut the Pistons' lead to 103-101 with 6:55 to play. Reggie Bullock added 22 points for the Pistons, and Anthony Tolliver scored 20.

But with Love gone, the Cavs only have more issues to worry about. The game finished with a total of 205 points, which was just 4.5 points below the projected point total of 209.5 points.

For Cleveland, Tuesday night posed a whole new set of questions. Written on the bottom of Wade's shoes was "My Guardian Angel Henry Thomas". But with Thomas looking so bad offensively - he's shooting 38.6 percent overall and 27.3 percent from three-point range while getting up a shot every two minutes he's on the court - his presence has only exacerbated Cleveland's problems.

Now, he has locked in a strong point-spread pick for Cavaliers-Pistons, and you can only see it over at SportsLine.

With nine field goals, James (10,924) passed Dirk Nowitzki (10,917) and moved into eighth place on the NBA's all-time list.

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