CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Kevin Love’s back continues to be an issue.
The Cavaliers want to know more about why.
After missing the entire second-half of the Cavs’ 107-91 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, Cleveland’s All-Star forward will be sent for an MRI on his ailing lower back on Monday, which means Love will not travel with his team to Dallas for their matchup against the Mavericks.
Love, who scored just one point and grabbed eight rebounds in 12 minutes during Sunday’s game, has battled back spasms and recently missed some game action earlier this month due to the ongoing soreness.
He was kept out of action during the second half of the Cavaliers’ blowout loss to Golden State on Jan. 16 and then missed Cleveland’s next game on Jan. 19.
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue indicated the back was an issue for Love even prior to Sunday afternoon’s game at Quicken Loans Arena.
The 6-foot-10 power forward is averaging 20.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game this season and was named an All-Star reserve for the East earlier this week.
Lue, however, expects Kyrie Irving and LeBron James to play in Monday’s showdown in Dallas.