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Kevin Love
20.0 11.1 1.9
Team: ClevelandHeight: 6-10 Born: 9/7/1988
Position: F-CWeight: 251 Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
College: UCLADraft: 1st Round 5th pick by Grizzlies (2008)

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Feb. 12 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET19:20 GMT3:20 12:20 PM MST2:20 PM EST23:20 UAE20:2014:20 ET1:20 PM CTNaN:� - Love is expected to undergo a scope on his left knee and will miss approximately six weeks.
Analysis: Love began feeling soreness in Saturday's win over Denver, and now the Cavs' concerns are coming true. This should put Love back with a few weeks to go before the playoffs, but how he looks when he comes back is very much a cause for further concern.
Feb. 8 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST5:54 UAE (+1)02:5420:54 ET7:54 PM CTNaN:� - Love will start at Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Analysis: After Wednesday's win at Indiana, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he would probably rest Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving against the Thunder in the second half of a back-to-back. But now all three are expected to play.
Feb. 6 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST7:57 UAE (+1)04:5722:57 ET9:57 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 39 points and 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Washington Wizards 140-135 in overtime in a playoff-type atmosphere Monday night.
Analysis: Love's back seems to be just fine. In two games since returning from a two-game rest, Love has totaled 62 points and 28 rebounds while going 10 of 17 from 3.
Feb. 4 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:4323:43 ET10:43 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 23 points and 16 rebounds Saturday in his return, and Cleveland beat the New York Knicks 111-104.
Analysis: Love was back after missing two games and not only made four 3-pointers, but threw down a powerful dunk that had LeBron James and teammates on the bench spilling out the court in excitement. ''Overall, I felt pretty good,'' Love said. ''The thought is on this road trip we'll be able to get it back to 100 percent.''
Feb. 3 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST21:39 UAE18:3912:39 ET11:39 AM CTNaN:� - Love doesn't believe the Cleveland Cavaliers will trade him.
Analysis: Despite weeks of rumors that the NBA champions have been in trade talks with the New York Knicks about a deal involving Carmelo Anthony for the All-Star forward, Love said Friday that he expects "to be here for a long time." Love said he has grown accustomed to having his name in trade speculation. Love missed Cleveland's past two games and sat out the second half of a game last week with back spasms. But he'll return to the lineup Saturday against the Knicks.
Jan. 29 1:07 PM PT2:07 PM MT3:07 PM CT4:07 PM ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST1:07 UAE (+1)22:0716:07 ET3:07 PM CTNaN:� - Love (back spasms) practiced Friday and will play in Saturday's game against the Knicks.
Analysis: After missing Cleveland's last two games and playing just 12 minutes in the team's previous contest, Love told reporters Friday he's feeling good and ready to get back in. The All-Star forward had a string of four straight double-doubles end when he was forced to exit Sunday's win over Oklahoma City.
Jan. 25 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)04:1622:16 ET9:16 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 21 points and 16 rebounds in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Kings, Cleveland's sixth defeat in eight games.
Analysis: It was the second straight encouraging performance for Love, who had 22 points and 16 boards Monday at New Orleans. He has made 14 of 31 shots in the last two games after averaging 12 points on 30.3 percent shooting in his previous five.
Jan. 24 10:55 AM PT11:55 AM MT12:55 PM CT1:55 PM ET18:55 GMT2:55 11:55 AM MST1:55 PM EST22:55 UAE19:5513:55 ET12:55 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 22 points, 16 rebounds and six assists Monday.
Analysis: Though Cleveland lost for the fifth time in seven games, Love's performance should be a bit encouraging. He had averaged 12 points on 30.3 percent shooting in his previous five outings. He shot 7 of 15 overall on Monday but was 1 for 5 from downtown, and he's made just 26.2 percent of his 3-point tries this month.
Jan. 16 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET1:59 GMT9:59 6:59 PM MST8:59 PM EST5:59 UAE (+1)02:5920:59 ET7:59 PM CTNaN:� - Love will play in Saturday night's game against San Antonio after being questionable with a sore lower back.
Analysis: The injury caused Love to miss Thursday's game against Phoenix and limited him to 16 minutes in Monday's blowout loss to the Warriors. The three-time All-Star has been struggling, shooting 31.4 percent from the field while averaging just 11.8 points over his past four games.
Jan. 14 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST20:03 UAE17:0311:03 ET10:03 AM CTNaN:� - Love was limited to 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting Friday, including 1 for 6 from 3-poitn range, but he did grab a season-best 18 rebounds.
Analysis: The big man's shot has been off since the calendar flipped to 2017, hitting 34 percent from the field and 27.7 percent from beyond the arc. He's averaged 16.3 points in those six games, about five below his season average.
Jan. 8 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 25 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers fought off Phoenix down the stretch to beat the Suns 120-116 on Sunday night.
Analysis: The Cavs visit the Jazz on Tuesday, and Love has totaled 26 points on just 6-of-21 shooting in his last two games at Utah.
Jan. 6 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds in his return, but shot poorly early as the Nets kept it competitive for 1 1/2 quarters on Friday.
Analysis: Love missed a loss to Chicago on Wednesday and was limited in the previous game after suffering from food poisoning on New Year's Day.
Jan. 4 7:31 AM PT8:31 AM MT9:31 AM CT10:31 AM ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST19:31 UAE16:3110:31 ET9:31 AM CTNaN:� - Love (illness) will play in Friday's game against Brooklyn after taking part in the morning shootaround.
Analysis: Love had been questionable coming in due to a bout with food poisoning that reportedly caused him to lose 10 points and kept him out of Wednesday's game against Chicago. He may not still be 100 percent, so keep in mind the possibility of a minutes restriction.
Jan. 2 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)03:1321:13 ET8:13 PM CTNaN:� - An ailing Love tallied 12 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes before exiting Monday's win over New Orleans in the fourth quarter. He ended 5 of 19 from the field and 0 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Coach Tyronn Lue said after the game that Love has been dealing with a recent case of food poisoning, though it doesn't appear the forward will miss any time. Love's shot has been off a bit of late, though he's still averaging 20.2 points and 11.8 rebounds over his last six games.
Dec. 31 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: He has totaled 58 points in two games.
Dec. 29 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 30 points and 15 boards on Thursday.
Analysis: Love has averaged 13.3 rebounds in his last six games.
Dec. 26 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)03:2121:21 ET8:21 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 17 points and 14 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pistons, with LeBron James on the bench for rest.
Analysis: Love figured to get many more touches with James out, but he only took 14 shots, one more than he had in Sunday's win over the Warriors. Love did hit three 3-pointers for the second straight game and is 14 for 33 (42.4 percent) in his last five games.
Dec. 25 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST1:57 UAE (+1)22:5716:57 ET3:57 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 20 points and six rebounds as the Cavaliers beat the Warriors 109-108 on Christmas.
Analysis: Love was playing for the second time after missing Cleveland's previous two games with a sore knee. The Cavs are at Detroit on Monday, and Love had 12 points and 13 rebounds against the Pistons on Nov. 18.
Dec. 19 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET17:17 GMT1:17 10:17 AM MST12:17 PM EST21:17 UAE18:1712:17 ET11:17 AM CTNaN:� - Love had 14 points and 15 rebounds in his return Friday after missing the past two games with a sore knee.
Analysis: Love has really stepped up play on the boards, pulling down double digits in four of his last five games for a 13.2 average. He's one point shy of 10,000 for his career.
Dec. 17 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET3:39 GMT11:39 8:39 PM MST10:39 PM EST7:39 UAE (+1)04:3922:39 ET9:39 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 27 points and a season-high 17 rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Love has averaged 25.8 points in the last six games.
Dec. 14 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST4:22 UAE (+1)01:2219:22 ET6:22 PM CTNaN:� - Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving all did not make the trip for the Cavaliers' game at Memphis on Wednesday.
Analysis: Love has been battling back spasms of late, though it hasn't affected his performance and this will be the first game he misses this season. He's averaging 25.6 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last five games.
Dec. 13 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)03:2521:25 ET8:25 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 23 points and 13 rebounds against Memphis on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's averaged 25.6 points in the last five games.
Dec. 10 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CTNaN:� - Love stayed productive by registering 22 points along with six rebounds and three steals in the Cavaliers' victory over Charlotte on Saturday.
Analysis: Love has now scored at least 21 points in four straight games and continues to average a double-double during an improved second season in Cleveland. The three-time All-Star is averaging 21.7 points and 10.3 rebounds overall.
Dec. 9 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST19:33 UAE16:3310:33 ET9:33 AM CTNaN:� - Love was a game-time decision Friday due to back spasms but ended up scoring a team-high 28 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in a win over Miami.
Analysis: Love missed the morning shootaround but was in the lineup after warming up on the court about an hour before tip-off. He's keyed Cleveland's three-game win streak with averages of 25.7 points and 11 rebounds, compared to 14.7 and 8.7 during its preceding three-game losing streak.
Dec. 5 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 28 points and 14 rebounds Monday to help Cleveland stop a three-game skid.
Analysis: Love was 6 of 11 from 3-point range after going 7 for 19 during the losing streak, a span in which he averaged just 14.7 points.
Nov. 27 12:25 PM PT1:25 PM MT2:25 PM CT3:25 PM ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST0:25 UAE (+1)21:2515:25 ET2:25 PM CTNaN:� - Love stayed hot with 25 points and 11 rebounds Sunday despite being limited to 28 minutes after receiving five stitches for a cut over his right eye suffered early in the first quarter.
Analysis: In the last three games, Love is averaging 30.7 points and 9.7 rebounds while shooting 19 of 29 from 3-point range.
Nov. 25 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET2:14 GMT10:14 7:14 PM MST9:14 PM EST6:14 UAE (+1)03:1421:14 ET8:14 PM CTNaN:� - Love had another big performance Friday in a rout of Dallas with 27 points on 8-of-14 shooting and 7 of 9 from 3-point range.
Analysis: In his last two games, Love has 67 points on 20 of 34 from the field - 15 of 21 from long distance - and 18 rebounds, seven assists and four steals. He's averaging 22.1 points this season after scoring 16.0 last year.
Nov. 23 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST4:21 UAE (+1)01:2119:21 ET6:21 PM CTNaN:� - Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, on Wednesday. Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden State's Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the third on Jan. 23, 2015.
Analysis: Love, who set a team record for points in a period, made 11 of 14 field goal attempts, including 8 of 10 on 3-pointers. He made his first six shots, including five 3-pointers. Love missed his only shot in a scoreless second quarter, scored six points in the third and was scoreless again in the fourth. He made 12 of 20 shots, including 8 of 12 3-pointers. Love recorded his first 40-point game since April 14, 2014, with Minnesota.
Nov. 18 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST7:12 UAE (+1)04:1222:12 ET9:12 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 12 points and 13 rebounds in the Cavs' 104-81 win over the Pistons on Friday.
Analysis: Love has recorded seven consecutive double-doubles. The Cavs now don't play again until Wednesday against the Blazers.
Nov. 16 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CTNaN:� - Love led Cleveland with 27 points and 16 rebounds but the Pacers beat the LeBron James-less Cavaliers 103-93 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Love went 11 of 23 from the floor after going 15 of 38 over his previous three games.
Nov. 15 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST6:04 UAE (+1)03:0421:04 ET8:04 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 19 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday.
Analysis: Love has five straight double-doubles, averaging 18.8 points and 12.6 rebounds.
Nov. 13 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST2:27 UAE (+1)23:2717:27 ET4:27 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 15 points and four rebounds in the first quarter Sunday and finished with 17 and 11. He didn't play in the fourth quarter as coach Tyronn Lue stuck with the group that helped Cleveland take control of the game.
Analysis: Love has four straight double-doubles, averaging 18.8 points and 12.5 rebounds.
Nov. 11 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)03:1321:13 ET8:13 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 14 points and a season-high 16 rebounds Friday in a win at Washington.
Analysis: Love has three straight double-doubles, averaging 19.3 points and 13.0 rebounds. With 21.0 points and 9.9 rebounds, Love is on pace for his best season since joining the Cavs.
Nov. 5 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET1:06 GMT9:06 6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST5:06 UAE (+1)02:0621:06 ET7:06 PM CTNaN:� - LeBron James had 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten with a 102-101 victory over the feisty Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Love is off to a solid start, averaging 21.7 points and 8.5 rebounds. He's also hit 11 of 31 from 3-point range.
Nov. 3 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST6:42 UAE (+1)03:4222:42 ET8:42 PM CTNaN:� - Love came up big Thursday with 26 points and eight rebounds in Thursday's win over the Celtics. He also went 4 for 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Love went just 5 for 15 from the field and is shooting 41 percent so far. He's averaging 22 points and eight rebounds through five games.
Nov. 1 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST4:09 UAE (+1)01:0920:09 ET6:09 PM CTNaN:� - Love had his best shooting night of the young season, going 9 of 16 and scoring 24 points Tuesday.
Analysis: He was held to five rebounds for the second straight game after totaling 22 in the first two contests. Love, averaging 21.0 points, shot 18 for 47 (38.3 percent) in the first three games.
Oct. 29 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST5:34 UAE (+1)03:3421:34 ET8:34 PM CTNaN:� - Love failed to record a double-double in each of Cleveland's first three games, but he did score 19 points Saturday.
Analysis: He was held to five rebounds after totaling 22 in the first two contests. Love is averaging 20.0 points but has shot 18 for 47 (38.3 percent).
Oct. 28 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST5:05 UAE (+1)03:0521:05 ET8:05 PM CTNaN:� - Love posted his second straight double-double to open the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds Friday.
Analysis: Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday's opener.
Oct. 26 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE06:180:18 ET11:18 PM CTNaN:� - Love had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs in their 117-88 rout of the Knicks on Tuesday.
Analysis: Love only shot 6 of 15 from the floor but got to the line 12 times, an outstanding sign for the Cavaliers after he averaged just 4.1 free-throw attempts last season.

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