No Love, No Problem: Cavs-Timberwolves, Behind the Box Score

The Cavaliers would love to monitor Bron's minutes in preparation for the playoffs, but without Love, he's going to have to play heavy minutes. Frye tied his season-high with 21 points (14 in first half) and 10 rebounds, his second double-double of the season. The Cavs' first game after the break is February 23 against the Knicks. "Which I love and I'm just trying to be right there with him as best I can". A team with more rim-protection and that will be more intent on getting him the ball.

The question is, how much is Love worth in a deal? The answer? He's a maximum value player.

This is the Cavaliers' second win over Minnesota in a two-week span. LeBron James isn't necessarily too anxious about his team being without Kevin Love for the next six months.

"We just want to try and play our game, and the coaching staff is going to give us a game plan that's up to us to go out and try to execute", James said. That should be enough for him to get consideration as the replacement for Love.

What is concerning is what lies ahead in March.

The Celtics, Hawks, Rockets, Jazz, Clippers, Wizards and Spurs all take on the Cavs during the month of March, which Kevin Love will supposedly miss all of. It would simply be a quick fix for a short-term issue.

"Sucks", James said. "It's just our road every season".

The Cavs have always been expected to make some sort of smaller move before the trade deadline and Love's injury may speed up that process.

And James is only getting better as the season goes on.

While plenty of players can do all of the individual things that make this pass so insane - the pinpoint two-handed bounce pass, the no-look dime, throwing a pass between someone's legs - no one can put them all together like LeBron did here.

"We did a lot of good things, but we didn't finish off like we should have", Wiggins said afterward in the locker room, his voice barely above a whisper.

James also had 14 assists for Cleveland, who sealed their 38th win of the season with 1:39 remaining when ex-Timberwolves player Derrick Williams finished off a fast break layup.

MINNEAPOLIS - The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't need (Kevin) Love on Valentine's Day.

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