Cavs F Kevin Love Named All-Star Reserve, Will Join LeBron James And Kyrie Irving In New Orleans

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers’ Big 3 are heading to the Big Easy.

Forward Kevin Love was voted as a reserve to the Eastern Conference All-Star team, joining fellow teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Thursday giving Cleveland 3 stars for the first time in 24 years.

James and Irving were voted starters for the East last week.

The trio of James, Irving and Love marks the third time in franchise history that 3 Cavs have been selected as All-Stars. Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance and Mark Price were named All-Stars in 1989 and 1993.

Love, who is averaging 20.5 points and 11.0 rebounds, which ranks him 10th in the NBA, in 32.1 minutes in 39 games this season, was voted to the team by head coaches of the Eastern Conference. It marks the fourth All-Star selection of Love’s career. He was named as a reserve in 2011 and 2012 and a starter in 2014.

Love has a team-high 27 double-doubles, which is tied for eighth in the NBA, this season and he is shooting .376 from the 3-point line as well as .869 from the foul line this season.

Love was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Nov. 21-27 and he is the only player in the Eastern Conference with averages of at least 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds this season.

The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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