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April 12, 2015 Updates
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Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Kevin Love isn't just about gobbling up rebounds and knocking down three-pointers, he has a passion and a heart for being an uplifting figure. A little over a week ago, Love paid a visit to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., to spend some quality time with a few patients. The world-renowned facility specializes in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Cleveland Plain Dealer

April 4, 2015 Updates

After the Cavs had two consecutive days off to start the week, Love participated in the non-contact portion of Wednesday's practice before being held out of Thursday's 114-88 win over the Miami Heat. "I still felt good (Thursday), I just wanted to take a game (to rest)," Love said after practice Saturday. "But I'll be good and ready to go tomorrow." ESPN.com

April 3, 2015 Updates
April 2, 2015 Updates

Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat. Irving missed the team's morning shootaround with an unspecified illness. The team said he is a game-time decision. Cavs forward Kevin Love is also questionable with a sore back. Love only took part in the non-contact portion of practice on Wednesday. He has been bothered by a back issue all season and was hit with an elbow in Sunday's win over Philadelphia. Love said the team getting two days off earlier this week helped. The Cavs have seven games remaining in the regular season and USA Today Sports

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Not only did the Cleveland Cavaliers stave off an upset scare in their 87-86 win over the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, they also appear to have avoided major injuries to two of their key contributors. Both Kevin Love (lower back) and Iman Shumpert (left ankle) were forced to exit the game early without returning to action. However, Cavs coach David Blatt downplayed the severity of their injuries moving forward. "Kev took an elbow to the back and he was experiencing some real discomfort, so we took him out," Blatt said. "We didn't want to push it. Hopefully, he'll be OK. And Iman jammed his ankle. You saw he took sort of a funny step before he attempted to dunk that ball and he jammed his ankle. Also, I think he wanted to come back in there, but we held him out for precautionary reasons. I believe he'll be OK." ESPN.com

March 29, 2015 Updates
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"I haven't even seen them have an argument or anything like that," Perkins said. "... You've got LeBron, who's arguably the greatest player ever, and he really only wants to win; he wants to win titles. And you've got K-Love, and this is all new to him. He comes from a team where he was the man and he put up his numbers and stuff like that, and he's doing a lot of sacrificing. But when you're trying to win a title," Perkins said, tapping me on the knee as we sat on the Baruch College court, "you have to do a lot of sacrificing. The teams that don't sacrifice are the teams that go home in April." CBSSports.com

March 25, 2015 Updates

LeBron James might not have received teammate Kevin Love's endorsement for MVP this season when the All-Star forward was asked to choose between James and former UCLA teammate Russell Westbrook, but he isn't going to try to change Love's mind. "I don't really think too much of it, really," James said after Cleveland Cavaliers practice on Tuesday. "I don't really get involved in that. I think the voters are going to decide who is the MVP. I think what Russ has been doing, his numbers have been pretty crazy keeping those guys afloat in the West in his play. Steph Curry can make a case, for sure, what he's been doing -- James Harden and myself, as well. So, Kevin has his own opinion of who he believes is the MVP. No one should fault him for that." ESPN.com

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