Cavs’ Kevin Love, David Nwaba will be on minutes restriction vs. Suns
The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, and All-Star power forward Kevin Love and small forward David Nwaba will be on a minute restriction, according to Cavs head coach Larry Drew.
Love is making his way back from a toe injury which required surgery. He’s played in two games since coming back.
Nwaba, meanwhile, has been dealing with a lingering ankle injury all season, so the Cavs are just playing it safe with him.
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It’s the tank bowl in Cleveland on Tuesday, as the Cavs are and Suns have two of the worst records in the NBA. Cleveland is 12-46, 14th place in the Eastern Conference, while Phoenix is 11-48, 15th place in the Western Conference standings.
In six games this season, Kevin Love is averaging 15.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest. The All-Star power forward is shooting 32.5 percent from the field, 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line.
In 27 games for the Cavs, David Nwaba is putting up 6.6 points and 3.3 rebounds. The rugged defender is shooting 45.4 percent overall, 29.5 percent from the 3-point line and 63.3 percent from the foul line.
In the second post-LeBron James era, Cleveland’s season has gone pretty much how everyone thought it would.