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Cleveland Cavaliers not sure who will be available against LA Clippers

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The preliminary talks yesterday had a timeline of Kevin Love hoping to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup by the weekend.

The Cavaliers lead Boston by two games for the top spot in the Eastern Conference despite dealing with several injuries.

The Jazz may not get a lot of notoriety or acclaim, they may not play a lot of games on national TV, and they may not have a lot of household names, but they execute really well in the half court offense and they are giving up the fewest points per game in the NBA on defense.

Just in terms of risk and potential reward, it's hard to fault Cleveland for taking a chance. "He was a big part of our championship a year ago, and he's a big part of our rotation now".

"I had things I had to handle as a man, as a father, as a husband", he admitted.

"I felt good out there, especially in front of the home crowd".

LeBron James deserves credit for turning it into a Cavs win. "I just don't want to mess up any of the rhythm that these guys have, and will just go back in and play our brand of basketball".

"The medical staff just said he was great", coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday of Love's quick recovery.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are finally settled in to buckle down for the final stretch of the season. He also likely will be held out of both ends of back-to-backs for the time being, the coach said. Certainly nothing in Wednesday's performance, where he picked up two fouls and missed his only shot attempt in the game's final two minutes, suggested Sanders would be able to contribute right away. The LeBron and reserves lineup would be called on to close out this game against one of the NBA's best defenses. Had Bogut remained healthy, the Cavaliers expected him to immediately improve the team.

As of this moment, it is uncertain what Sanders' role is with the Cavaliers.

Before yesterday, Sanders had not played in a National Basketball Association game since late 2014, when the Bucks placed him on the inactive roster for unspecified reasons.

For the second time this month, the Cavaliers embark on a road trip. This quick return puts him weeks ahead of schedule, and is the ideal bit of news for the Cavaliers as they get set for their third straight NBA Finals run. We made it a little too easy on him.

He's back, as is J.R. Smith but the Cavs still have one or two lingering injuries that are keeping them from all playing together. In many ways, it's a ideal fit for both sides.

"Just try to be an MVP for this team every night that I go out on the floor", James said via ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

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