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The Cavs Had A Team Meeting About Why They Stink And Decided It Is Kevin Love's Fault

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a team meeting. Not even a players only meeting, not a closed door meeting, just a run of the mill emotional team meeting with everyone in the building involved. Totally natural, no cause for alarm. Just some light finger pointing directly at Kevin Love, for leaving early against Oklahoma City. A game in which the Cavs allowed 148 points, causing David Blatt to laugh at them from many hundreds of miles away.

Let’s not forget, Kevin Love’s defense on Steph Curry in the waning minutes of Game 7 two years ago is a large part of why the Cleveland Cavaliers ever won that title, never mind the fact that he was pivotal the entire playoff run leading up to that game. Not that he’s some lockdown defender, that’s long been the knock on his game, but if we’re to believe the Cavs only lost that game and allowed A HUNDRED AND FORTY EIGHT POINTS against the Oklahoma City Thunder over the weekend because he had the sniffles and couldn’t play then that should lay out the Cavs problems pretty plainly. OKC has the 17th best field goal percentage in the league, the 21st 3-point percentage, and are 15th in the league in points per game. It’s not Kevin Love’s fault they gave up 76 points in the first half. The Cavs are a wretched defensive team, maybe they trade for George Hill or DeAndre Jordan to, yanno, get some new blood in there to blame. But as for fixing this defense… good luck with that one.

This has been an ugly stretch for Cleveland since Christmas, and they haven’t been silent about it. Ty Lue got blamed, then Isaiah got blamed, then Isaiah blamed the lack of practice, and now it’s Kevin Love’s fault. Which is weird considering they were such good pals just a few short months ago.

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