Cavaliers-Pistons Recap: Cleveland Loses Kevin Love And Game Against Detroit

Cavaliers-Pistons Recap: Cleveland Loses Kevin Love And Game Against Detroit

Cavaliers-Pistons Recap: Cleveland Loses Kevin Love And Game Against Detroit

Love was jostling for position on an entry pass under the basket during the first quarter but stooped over after failing to control the ball, grabbed his injured hand and jogged to the locker room to assess the injury.

The injury occurred early in the first quarter.

Love dealt with a broken right hand as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2009.

The Heat enter the game with the NBA's 25-ranked defense, but counterbalance their offensive struggles with the sixth-best defense in the league and despite having a negative point differential, boast a 29-21 record. Crowder was averaging 8.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has already picked Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George to replace Cousins and Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond to replace Wall.

In a touch of irony, James was asked at shootaround what he would consider a successful regular season for the Cavs.


Though James says he knows how these narratives tend to go, he did admit he was "a little bit in shock" by the Clippers' decision to trade Griffin, a player with an extension agreement this past summer.

This team can beat anybody in the East and the game against the Cavs has likely been circled on their calendar for some time. Ish Smith picked up 19 points and seven assists. Two consecutive 3-pointers by Korver cut the Pistons' lead to 103-101 with 6:55 to play. Love was arguably the Cavs' most enticing trade chip, and though he hasn't been directly involved in any rumors, his injury could put a chill on any deadline plans for Cleveland. None of the three players headed to Detroit will be available for tonight's game, instead making their Pistons debut Thursday against the Grizzlies. Written on the bottom of Wade's shoes was "My Guardian Angel Henry Thomas".

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

Cleveland ranks 14th in fast break points per game (11.2) while Miami ranks 26th (7.5).

Among the reserves, Channing Frye finished with 20 points and six rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

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