Thursday NBA Roundup: Don’t Sleep on Kevin Love’s Value to Cavs Big 3

December 29th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Remember, the Cleveland Cavaliers' Big Three is comprised of three stars: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. 

Though it's easy to remember the first two as they rack up highlights and post gaudy box-score figures, Love can often fly under the radar. But every once in a while, he explodes, as he did while helping spark a 124-118 victory over the resilient Boston Celtics. 

Irving will inevitably get a lot of love in the coming days for his performance against Avery Bradley's pestilent defense and Isaiah Thomas's attempts at defense. He finished with 32 points, five rebounds and 12 assists on 12-of-17 shooting. He also produced the highlight below and came up with a number of clutch buckets after Boston clawed its way back from a 20-point deficit.

James, as always, will get attention. Even though he struggled with his jumper and dealt with turnover issues throughout the night, he recorded 23 points, eight rebounds and 11 assists. 

But let's not overlook Love. 

All season, the power forward has played like the star Cleveland envisioned when it originally traded A ...

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