Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 21, 2018 06:24 AM
Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series
FILE - BOSTON, MA - MAY 19: Kevin Love #0 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers high five during the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tryonn Lue expects injured forward Kevin Love to play Friday (Saturday, PHL time) in Game 3 at Indiana.

Love hurt his left thumb late in Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) victory that evened the series at 1-1. He did not return but did participate in Friday’s (late Friday, PHL time) morning shootaround with what appeared to be a taped-up thumb.

Lue told reporters Love felt better and noted he is a right-handed shooter. Love did not speak with reporters.

The All-Star would be one of the key ingredients in helping to provide a stronger supporting cast for LeBron James, who scored 46 points in Game 2.

When asked if he expected more help, James explained his teammates play the game the right way and “we’ll see what happens.”

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