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Kevin Love out Thursday night vs. Lakers with knee sprain

Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 03: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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The headline of tonight’s Cavs-Lakers game is that it’s the final time Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will play against each other. Bryant is expected to play. Kevin Love, meanwhile, is not:

This is unfortunate news for the Cavs, but it’s the second night of a back-to-back and they’ve found ways to win without Love all season.