Spurs vs. Cavaliers: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

January 30th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The Cleveland Cavaliers (34-12) have been attempting to modify their identity ever since naming Tyronn Lue their head coach last week, and they took a big step toward achieving that goal with a 117-103 statement win over the San Antonio Spurs (39-8) on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. 

A week after slogging through a 96-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls at home, the Cavaliers looked like a rejuvenated side that's capable of maintaining a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed. 

All of Cleveland's stars came to play, and Lue's offense was rolling from the jump as Kevin Love spaced the floor, per ESPN Stats & Info:

Love finished with 21 points—including 14 in the first quarter—and 11 rebounds while shooting 8-of-13 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range.

ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin broke down how crucial Love's success in the scoring column has been to the Cavaliers over the past 16 months:

Love—who struggled to find a rhythm early in the season under former head coach David Blatt—could be th ...

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