|Oct. 17 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)05:1623:16 ET10:16 PM CTNaN:� - Kevin Love scored 15 points Tuesday on 4-of-9 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Boston Celtics 102-99. Love grabbed 11 rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -6 in his 28:24 on the floor. Love went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Love, making the transition to center this season, had a double-double after some early foul trouble. This was a relatively quiet start for Love, who averaged 19.0 points and 11.1 rebounds last season.
|Oct. 2 4:47 PM PT5:47 PM MT6:47 PM CT7:47 PM ET23:47 GMT7:47 4:47 PM MST6:47 PM EST3:47 UAE (+1)01:4719:47 ET6:47 PM CTNaN:� - Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said after Monday's intra-squad scrimmage that Love will begin the season as the team's starting center.
Analysis: Love's position switch opens up a starting spot for newcomer Jae Crowder, a move that should bolster the defending Eastern Conference champions' perimeter defense while presenting a more athletic lineup. While the shift could result in Love taking a few less 3-point shots, it may enable him to rank among the league's leading rebounders like he was in Minnesota, where he saw plenty of time at the five.