The Cavs have played just one playoff game without Kevin Love this postseason. In that loss to the Bulls, they looked like they were trying to figure things out. On Wednesday night, Love is expected to rejoin the Cavs and be on the bench for Game 2.
Kevin Love suffered the shoulder injury early in Game 4 of the Cavs-Celtics first-round series and immediately left to the locker room. The Cavs hoped Love would miss around two weeks, but Gm David Griffin then announced Love would be unlikely to return this postseason. Following that statement, it was announced that Love suffered “an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising.”
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Love has been in New York following the surgery on his shoulder last week. It’s not clear whether or not he’ll make the game or have an impact on their play, but LeBron James, David Blatt, and the Cavs will surely welcome his presence back to the bench.
“I’m not sure,” James said after practice. “It’s always great to have everyone around, no matter what’s going on and we know that he’s recovering from shoulder surgery so I’m not sure if he’s still laid up or whatever the case may be, but it will be great to see a brother of yours who has been around for so many months.”
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“Well, we want to see him here, of course,” Cavs coach David Blatt said. “He’s in New York City after surgery doing what he has to do. But hopefully he’ll be here, that will be great. We love him and we want to see him here.”