Love Leaves as Wade, Heat Defeat the Cavaliers


As a result, the Cavaliers announced that Love won't play on Wednesday night when the team takes on Charlotte.

The Cavaliers have not released a timeline for how long Love will be out.

During a 98-79 loss to the Heat on Tuesday, Love took an inadvertent elbow to the mouth that caused a front tooth subluxation - meaning the tooth is loose but not displaced. He briefly returned to the floor, but experienced concussion-like symptoms at halftime.

"The only update is, when he got hit in the mouth in the first half, we saw there was some blood coming from his mouth".

They shot 30 percent in the half, just 9 percent - 1 for 11 - from the 3-point line and were an terrible 9 for 22 inside the paint.

Love Leaves as Wade, Heat Defeat the Cavaliers

After losing three of their previous five games, Love helped lead Cleveland to four-straight victories in his first four contests back.

Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of shots by old friend and former teammate James as part of a dominant defensive performance from the home team. All we know is his front tooth was dislodged and he exhibited concussion-like symptoms at halftime.

Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points and Josh Richardson and James Johnson added 15 apiece for the Heat, who need two more wins in their last seven regular-season games to clinch a playoff berth. Our rhythm was broken right from the beginning. "We haven't had an offensive game like that in a while, and not having Kev out there to kind of stretch the floor for us, that definitely hurt us". Interim coach Larry Drew said Korver is expected back soon, though the team has not revealed if an exact comeback date has been determined. The Cavs are 1-13 this season when held under 100; they're 43-17 when scoring more than 100.

Love will be re-evaluated on Wednesday morning, according to the team, at which point a determination will be made if he needs to enter the concussion protocol.

Without an effective Love for most of the game, the Cavaliers just looked flat.

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