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Columbus Dispatch May 26, 2016

Cavaliers notebook | Kevin Love finds his groove

CLEVELAND – It’s probably easier to name the Cavaliers who didn’t offer Kevin Love a few words of wisdom upon their return from Toronto. As the Raptors protected their home court with consecutive wins to knot the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece, Love’s struggles took center stage for a suddenly struggling Cleveland team.adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};
Akron Beacon Journal May 26, 2016
Cavs 116, Raptors 78; Jason Lloyd's 28 thoughts on Kevin Love, podiums and ice buckets

Cavs 116, Raptors 78; Jason Lloyd's 28 thoughts on Kevin Love, podiums and ice buckets

CLEVELAND: Twenty-eight thoughts for 28 second-quarter points in Wednesday’s 116-78 win over the Toronto Raptors, giving the Cavs a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals… 1.      The hottest shooter in the building was soaking his feet in an ice bucket while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dressed for the podium late Wednesday night. Kevin Love broke out of his shooting funk with a terrific night, then shot down the idea of going to the podium and instead enjoyed his lengthy postgame routine in silence while James and Irving even made the long walk down the corridor and into the...

As Kevin Love bounces back, teammate disputes his fall-guy label for Cavaliers' two losses

CLEVELAND: Richard Jefferson didn’t like what he was hearing. He didn’t want Kevin Love to be the “fall guy” for the Cavaliers’ two losses in Toronto. So after Love busted out of a 5 for 23 shooting slump Wednesday night with 25 points in 24 minutes of their 116-78 victory over the Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, Jefferson criticized the media for focusing on Love instead of the team’s shortcomings. “He doesn’t have anything to make up for. No disrespect to anybody here, but that all a bunch of media B.S., if you ask me,” Jefferson said in the hallway...
News-Herald May 25, 2016
Kevin Love rules as Cleveland Cavaliers rout Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of East finals

Kevin Love rules as Cleveland Cavaliers rout Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of East finals

So much for concerns about how the Cavs would react after consecutive road losses to Toronto in the Eastern Conference finals.Removing all doubt early with a record-setting performance in the first half, hot-shooting forward Kevin Love and the Cavaliers rolled to a 116-78 victory May 25 over the Raptors in Game 5 at Quicken Loans Arena.
Akron Beacon Journal May 24, 2016

Cavaliers report: Struggling Kevin Love puts in extra work, has Tyronn Lue’s backing

INDEPENDENCE: Kevin Love was busy working on his suddenly missing shooting touch at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Tuesday.In the shots went, one by one, consistently, nearly without effort, and without signs of injury — unlike the past two games of the Eastern Conference finals for Love. A good start to the series for the Cavaliers’ power forward gave way to struggles in Toronto against the Raptors. Needless to say, Love didn’t exactly have fun in the Great White North.In the Cavs’ two losses in the Eastern Conference finals that evened the series at 2-2, Love shot 4-of-23 overall and...
Fear The Sword May 24, 2016

Kevin Love hurt his knee in Game 4, but should play in Game 5

Love says he's sore, but should be available for Game 4. If you saw Kevin Love limping off the floor during the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors and panicked a bit, you can now relax. Love did hurt his knee after stepping on official's foot, but said after last night's game that he's fine and should play in Wednesday's Game 5. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue also said as much in his postgame press conference. Kevin Love said he hurt his knee when he stepped on official's foot. Expects it to be sore tomorrow but he'll play in Game 5 — Jason Lloyd...
Plain Dealer May 24, 2016

Kevin Love rises up ... on the list of Cavaliers concerns -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

The Cavaliers made it a point to try to get Kevin Love going early in Game 4 in Toronto. When that failed, he didn't get off the bench late in a series that has taken an ominous turn.
Plain Dealer May 24, 2016
Bismack Biyombo swats Kevin Love's dunk attempt (video)

Bismack Biyombo swats Kevin Love's dunk attempt (video)

Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo has made a name for himself during Toronto's postseason run with his non-stop energy, gaudy rebounding numbers and ability to protect the rim.
Plain Dealer May 22, 2016
LeBron James: When Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving struggle, 'let me see if I can get it going'

LeBron James: When Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving struggle, 'let me see if I can get it going'

Tyronn Lue said he erred in not calling enough plays for LeBron James when Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love tanked.

Cavaliers' Kevin Love experiences playoff firsts, none of them good, in Game 3 loss to Raptors

TORONTO: Kevin Love experienced several career firsts Saturday night, none of them memorable. He had never lost in the 14 previous playoff games he had started with fellow Cavaliers LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. He had never scored in single digits in a postseason game he finished. He hadn’t lost in the playoffs this season. Then there was his ugly stat line – three points on 1 of 9 field goals, 1 for 4 from 3-point range, four rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 30 minutes – as he sat out the entire fourth quarter. His extended time in the cold tub had to feel even...
Akron Beacon Journal May 21, 2016
Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love struggle and Cavs’ playoff winning streak ends

Raptors 99, Cavaliers 84: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love struggle and Cavs’ playoff winning streak ends

TORONTO: Kyrie Irving walked off the court and crouched down like a catcher along the baseline early in the fourth quarter Friday. Tired and battered, it was one of the few times on this night Irving was left all alone. The winning streak is gone, replaced by a taste of adversity the Cavs have yet to face in these playoffs. LeBron James had 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists, but Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love both struggled through miserable shooting nights in a 99-84 loss to the Toronto Raptors, their first of this postseason. The Cavs now lead their Eastern Conference finals series...
Plain Dealer May 21, 2016
Kevin Love tosses on-target outlet pass to LeBron James for dunk (video)

Kevin Love tosses on-target outlet pass to LeBron James for dunk (video)

After DeMarre Carroll missed a three-pointer, and complained to the referee about what he thought was a foul against LeBron James, Kevin Love grabbed the rebound and tossed the ball up the floor to James
Plain Dealer May 20, 2016

LeBron James: A 'better' player because of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love?

LeBron James' scoring is down from the 2015 postseason, but he may be harder to guard because of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
Plain Dealer May 20, 2016

Kevin Love proves to be Game 2 difference-maker, providing Cleveland Cavaliers with third option Raptors lack

But the primary difference between the Cavaliers and Raptors is scoring balance, which is why Kevin Love proved to be the Game 2 difference-maker.
Plain Dealer May 19, 2016
The evolution of J.R. Smith: From New York castoff and emergency shotmaker to Cleveland Cavaliers 'best defensive player'

The evolution of J.R. Smith: From New York castoff and emergency shotmaker to Cleveland Cavaliers 'best defensive player'

J.R. Smith appears to have found his NBA home, away from the busy nightlife that also earned him the rep as a notorious partygoer. The Cavs believed in him when the Knicks had enough.

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