Kevin Love to return for Cavaliers against Milwaukee

Ross Houston
March 21, 2018

Lue hopes to return well before the start of the playoffs, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "And I was like, 'OK, what did I do wrong today guarding LeBron?'" Antetokounmpo said.

Yes, the Cavs still have a valuable unprotected first-round pick in the upcoming National Basketball Association draft (via the Brooklyn Nets), which they hope will either net them a star to pair with James or serve as the bridge to a future without him. It has been a rollercoaster season for Cleveland, but they appear on track to reach peak form at the right time.

Monday's victory leaves Cleveland third in the Eastern Conference amid a tumultuous season marred by roster shake-ups and off-court issues. "Everyone has to step up, we have coaches in place that are ready for that challenge and we have to do our job as players as well". The Bucks next host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

The Cavaliers honored former Browns tackle and former University of Wisconsin athlete Joe Thomas, who attended the game after holding a retirement news conference. That would be as close as Milwaukee got, with the remaining time resulting in Cleveland putting the game away by drilling five free throws. Simmons recorded his ninth triple-double of the season, scoring 11 points with 15 assists and 13 rebounds, while Embiid added 25 points, 19 rebounds and four blocks.

Miami's point total was also an National Basketball Association season high.

After that first season in Milwaukee, though, he was shoved aside for Jason Kidd - with both Drew and General Manager John Hammond having no idea ownership, which had prior ties to Kidd, had begun pursuing him.

But Drew was displaced by Kidd and eventually joined the Cavaliers as part of David Blatt's coaching staff later that summer.

Lue has led Cleveland to three NBA Finals and one world championship.

He'll have a healthy James, but not much else. The team has been without big guys Larry Nance Jr., Tristan Thompson, Rodney Hood and Cedi Osman as of late while Love has been sidelined the last couple months.

Although it was not ideal, power forward Kevin Love was happy to make his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after almost two months on the sideline. Love finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

With just over four minutes to play in the first half, the Bucks took a three-point edge on Eric Bledsoe's triple.

Drew said that Love moved "really well" at morning shootaround, noting that he will play mostly center against the Bucks but may be asked to play some forward, too. Lue said in a statement on Monday he was taking a break from coaching duties after revealing he had been suffering from mystery chest pains.

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