Cavaliers' Love misses second straight game with sore foot
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 28, 2018 06:43 AM
FILE - CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 17: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the LA Clippers on November 17, 2017 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is out for the second straight game because of a sore left foot.
Cleveland (0-5) hosts the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). Love didn’t play in Wednesday’s (Thursday, PHL time) loss to Detroit and missed three of the Cavaliers’ four exhibition game because of the injury.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love tried to play through the soreness and wanted to stay on the floor because the team has been struggling.
Love is averaging 19 points and 13.5 rebounds — both team highs — but is shooting 32 percent from the field. The five-time All-Star signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension in July.
Sam Dekker started at power forward Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) after Channing Frye was in Love’s spot against Detroit.
Cleveland has had a difficult time adjusting without LeBron James after the four-time MVP signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers have lost three road games and were blown out at home against Atlanta and Brooklyn.