Cavaliers second-quarter lineup falters and LeBron James improvises on potential gamewinner: Fedor's five observations
While Love's missed 3-pointer was the final play of the game, there were plenty of other reasons for the loss.
One thing is clear: Popovich has the same fondness for James, a player he's battled three times in the NBA Finals, winning two of those series.
Still, there are plenty of storylines to monitor in the season's second half, as the champs attempt to surge back to the NBA Finals.
Cleveland Cavaliers' film session works again and Iman Shumpert thriving in starting role: Fedor's five observations
Lue had plenty more to show his team after an uneven roadtrip, so he called for another film breakdown prior to Thursday's 118-103 runaway win against the Phoenix Suns.
Tristan Thompson on playing through dislocated finger: 'Tape it up, take an Advil, go out there -- that's what mom would tell me'
In the locker room, Dr. Richard Parker, the Cavaliers' head team physician and orthopedic surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, told Thompson the diagnosis: a dislocated left finger.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will have at least two players in the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have been selected as Eastern Conference starters.
James talked about the state of the Cavaliers, correcting the offensive struggles from the road trip and what it means to likely be going to his 13th NBA All-Star Game.
On Wednesday, there was another for Cleveland's midseason addition, as Korver walked into Cleveland Clinic Courts, the team's practice facility, for the first time.
Tyronn Lue says Draymond Green was 'trying to send a message' to Cavaliers with hard foul on LeBron James (video)
"Was it a statement? I think so," Lue said when asked about the play following Wednesday's practice.
Cavaliers' lack of playmakers on display and Kevin Durant's defense on LeBron James: Fedor's five observations
both teams are smart enough to understand a win isn't a precursor to a final result -- even if the latest chapter of the NBA's top rivalry went to the Warriors. Emphatically.
"I think his shoulder hit me in the face," James said when asked to describe the play. "It happened so fast, I didn't even know who it was. I'm a football player."
Golden State Warriors downplay LeBron James-Draymond Green collision: 'It looked like a normal foul' (video)
As James started sprinting up the floor in transition, Green plowed into him shoulder-first around half court, which caused the Cavaliers star to go crashing onto the hardwood.
On Monday, when the Cavaliers make their lone regular season trip to Oracle Arena, Korver will get his first taste of the explosive matchup.
The numbers seem to back it up. The Warriors have increased their points per game, point differential and field goal percentage from last season.
From time to time following practice or shootaround, Jones, who once labeled himself the "the best shooter in the world," will play Kyrie Irving in a game of P-I-G, one complete with plenty of trash talk.