Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
Kevin Love and Matthew Dellavedova will be sidelined for tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Love suffered a left quad contusion in last night’s 104-03 loss to the Boston Celtics. He exited the game late in the third quarter and would not return. It will be Love’s first missed game of the season.
LeBron James finally entered the locker room nearly an hour after the Cavs managed to fumble this one away, still in workout clothes and sweat dripping from his body. He was so aggravated with the loss that he put in a rare postgame workout in an attempt to burn off the frustration, but there is no outrunning the problems facing the Cavs right now.
LeBron James hasn’t made a 3-pointer in six games. He’s zero for his last 18. Five of those misses were in the Cavaliers’ 104-103 loss at the buzzer to the Boston Celtics on Friday night. “I could care less about what I shoot from the 3,” James snapped. “It’s not my game.” James was noticeably upset in the locker room long after the game ended. He appeared at his locker after what seemed to be a 30-minute workout, still in his Cavs-issued spandex and dripping with sweat.
Actually Smith’s crucial foul in the final seconds was their first in the previous 1:41. Players privately felt it was a terrible call on Smith, but wouldn’t say so on the record. It was questionable at best, but Smith did seem to at least bump Turner on the drive. Crew chief Bill Spooner was standing directly in front of Smith when he made the call. 16. “The call could’ve gone either way at the end,” Irving said. “A few times in my career that’s probably a no-call.”