Cavaliers' Love sitting out final game before All-Star break

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 14, 2019 08:05 AM
Cavaliers' Love sitting out final game before All-Star break
FILE - CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 1: (EDITORS NOTE this image has been converted to black and white) Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during warm ups prior to the game against the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Tom Withers, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will sit out the final game before the All-Star break to get further rest following foot surgery.

Love has not suffered any setbacks since returning last week to play for the first time since having the operation in November. The five-time All-Star has played in two games.

The Cavaliers have been pleased with his recovery and don’t want to push things. After facing the Nets on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), Cleveland won’t play again until Feb. 21 (Feb. 22, PHL time).

The 30-year-old Love played just six minutes against Washington in his first action since Oct. 24 (Oct. 25, PHL time). He rested the following night at Indiana, then played nearly 16 minutes on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) against the Knicks, scoring 14 points with nine rebounds.

Love initially injured his foot in Cleveland’s final exhibition game. He is averaging 15.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in six games.

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