“We’re still going to go about our plan,” head coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday morning, prior to the team’s shootaround in Minnesota. “We can’t run LeBron (James) into the ground because Kevin (Love) is out. Guys got to step up and be ready to play and the games that we discussed (internally) that he can possibly be out in March, then we’ll look forward to that.”
Source: Chris Fedor of The Plain Dealer
76ers’ Joel Embiid Listed as Doubtful for Game 3 in Miami
All-Star center Joel Embiid is doubtful for Game 3 of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round series against the Heat on Thursday.
The series is tied 1-1, and Embiid has missed both games.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN
Cavs’ Love Suffers Torn Ligament in Thumb, Will Play in Game 3
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb in Wednesday night’s Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers, sources told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Despite the injury, head coach Tyronn Lue said Love will be “ready to go” in Game 3 on Friday in Indianapolis. X-rays taken after the game came back negative. The Cavs won 100-97 to tie the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-1.
Source: Dave McMenamin of ESPN