Battle-Tested LeBron James-Kevin Love Partnership Reaching New Heights

December 15th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

In the immortal words of Meat Loaf, "Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad."

The Cleveland Cavaliers are living, breathing, balling proof of as much. Despite spending the 2015-16 NBA season with two-thirds of their superstar tripod (and one game with just one-third), they've held firm to their firmament above the Eastern Conference this season.

The ever-more-dynamic duo of LeBron James and Kevin Love came through once again to lead the Cavs to a steady 89-77 win over the scrappy Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Cleveland's healthy cornerstones took turns tormenting the team it swept out of the playoffs this past spring.

Love, in his return to the scene where Kelly Olynyk "unscrewed" his shoulder, came shooting out of the gate. He scored 11 of his 20 points in the first quarter, dished out four of his team-high five assists in the third and hit a pair of quick jumpers in the fourth to give the Cavaliers a double-digit lead for good.

James, meanwhile, did the bulk of his work in between. 

When Love struggled in the second (0-of-3 from the field), James came through with ...

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