April 15, 2017, 3:33 pm
Kevin Love played only 31 minutes in a Game 1 win, dropping 17 points with two threes and two blocks on 5-of-9 from the field.
Curiously, Love only gathered four rebounds and shot just 5-of-8 from the free throw line. He wasn’t super active in this one but look for the Cavs to get him going in Game 2, as he has a fairly winnable matchup with Thaddeus Young. He may also benefit from any defensive adjustments Indiana makes – they switched a ton in this one but got burned with awful size mismatches, so maybe they’ll hedge more and send earlier help going forward. That could lead to more open shots for Love.