Top 5 Plays: Varejao Suffers Serious Injury as Cavs Defeat Love’s Former Team
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The Cleveland Cavaliers (17-10) coasted to a 125-104 victory vs the Minnesota Timberwolves (5-22) in what was another successful Fan Night at Quicken Loans Arena. Kevin Love scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds in his first game vs his former team, and the Cavaliers did not look ever in doubt of losing this one.
The Cavs Big Three was in full force tonight, scoring a combined 73 points and 20 rebounds. Kyrie Irving had an impressive game, weaving in and out of the lane with clever dribble moves while always looking threatening to score. Another big storyline tonight was the return of 2 number 1 overall picks to Cleveland, Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins. Wiggins had an excellent game, scoring 27 points while also adding 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Anthony Bennett was much quieter, missing all four of his shots and only grabbing 3 rebounds in 15 minutes. Anderson Varejao went down in the third quarter with what the Cavaliers are calling an ankle injury and he was assisted off the court; the Cavs most prominent Center will have an MRI tomorrow, but the team doctors fear the worst. Many speculate the possibility of a torn achilles heel, a long-term injury that can finish off an already vulnerable Cleveland frontcourt.
Tonight’s hero should go to none other than the big man, Kevin Love. Love was playing under tremendous pressure tonight, playing vs his former team with his new team on fan night, and he certainly delivered. Whether it was Love hitting the 3 from the corner, grinding low for the rebound, or playing good help defense, he was all over the floor and dominated his former team recording another double-double.
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