Kevin Love was ruled out of Game 3 earlier this morning, and many started to predict who would start in Love’s place.
Just an hour and a half before tipoff, Coach Lue announced that Richard Jefferson would start in his place at small forward, moving LeBron James to power forward and effectively going small since Tristan Thompson is a power forward playing the center position. It will be tough to beat the Warriors going small, but hopefully Timofey Mozgov will see some playing time and get physical inside.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) June 8, 2016
This is likely going to be temporary with Love’s next chance to play being Friday night.