Article

Love will be ready for game three, assures Cavs coach Lue

19 April 2018 15:35

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will be "ready to go" in game three against the Indiana Pacers despite sustaining a reported left thumb injury, head coach Tyronn Lue assured.

Love was injured trying to deflect a pass with less than four minutes to play in a game the Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1 on Wednesday.

The five-time NBA All-Star received treatment from the Cleveland medical team but did not return to the action, with claims he suffered a partially torn ligament soon circulating.

However, Lue insisted Love will not be forced to sit out when the series heads to Indiana.

"He's good. A little jammed thumb, but he's fine. He's great, ready to go Game 3," said Lue, before adding Love did not return because the Cavs "got a good flow going".

Speaking to reporters after the match, Love remarked: "I saw a replay, too, and it didn't look good. It hurt pretty bad.

"Initially, I told Ty afterwards that I could have gone back in, but I think he liked the flow out there, and guys made big plays down the stretch.

"It's not going to feel great tomorrow [Thursday], but throw some ice on it, tape it up and be ready to go."

Latest news

21 August 2018

 05:01
 04:28
 03:59
 03:03
 02:17
 02:01
 01:51
 01:38
 00:51
 00:44
 00:31
 00:16
 00:14

20 August 2018

 23:58
 23:55
 23:44
 23:34
 23:24
 23:04
 22:24
 22:16
 22:13
 21:59
 21:20
 20:22
 20:01
 19:49
 19:25
 18:59
 18:13
 17:39
 17:25
 17:16
 16:52
 16:48
 16:31
 16:30
 15:48
 15:35
 15:35
 15:16
 15:01
 14:29
 14:01
 13:49
 13:12
 12:58
 12:26
 12:01
 11:42
 11:29
 10:36
 10:26
 09:20
 06:43
 05:56
 05:36
 05:12
 04:54
 04:00
 03:44
 03:44
 03:21
 02:51
 02:31
 02:04
 01:31
 01:25
 01:16
 00:59