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Kevin Love has MRI on knee Sunday, Cavaliers decide to get second opinion

Kevin Love

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) reacts after he was called for a foul during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Washington. The Cavaliers won 140-135 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)


This isn’t automatically bad news, but that was just a red flag that just went up.

Kevin Love tweaked his knee during the Cavaliers win over the Nuggets Saturday, and Sunday the team decided to get an MRI done. The results? We don’t know, the team isn’t talking about it, but they are getting a second opinion reports Tom Withers at the Associated Press.

Kevin Love’s left knee injury has the Cavaliers concerned about the All-Star forward, who will get a second opinion while his teammates are in Minnesota.

Love has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Timberwolves, his former team, and there is a strong possibility he’ll miss more time. The Cavs host Indiana on Wednesday in their final game before the All-Star break...

The 28-year-old complained of soreness and had swelling following Saturday’s win over Denver. He underwent an MRI on Sunday, and while the Cavs have not disclosed results of the procedure, the fact that Love will visit another doctor suggests that something was detected.

Love is scheduled to play for the Eastern Conference in this weekend’s All-Star Game. That now could be in doubt.

Love has found a real comfort level playing next to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving this season, and he has averaged 20 points and 11.1 rebounds a game.