Cleveland Cavaliers Player News: All Positions

News: Nance posted 10 points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one steal across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Nance ends the season with a nice performance after producing season averages of 9.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks. He certainly is a threat to stuff the stat sheet when he is healthy and playing, but he's more of a compliment player than a building block.
News: Sexton produced 18 points (8-17 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 assists and one rebound across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Sexton was afforded 31.8 minutes per game as a rookie, which allowed him to really develop his play over the course of the year. His 16.7 scoring average is a solid starting point to build off of in his next year, where a likely high draft pick will assist their rebuilding roster.
News: Clarkson registered 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds across 23 minutes in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Clarkson has struggled with his shot over the previous two games, making just five of his 23 shots, so the strong shooting night Tuesday was encouraging. The season ended on a high note for Clarkson, who will look to build upon a 16.9 season scoring average.
News: Osman recorded 17 points (7-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 124-97 loss to the Hornets.
Impact: Osman has been given a significant look with the Cavs firmly out of the playoffs, and while he hasn't been extraordinary, he has proven that he can contribute in multiple ways, and will continue to improve with another offseason.
News: Henson (wrist) won't play in Tuesday's season finale against the Hornets.
Impact: Henson was able to resume shooting drills at the beginning of March, but he never made a return to full-contact, full-court practice before the end of the season. By the time the 2019-20 season begins, Henson will be 11 months removed from left wrist surgery, so he should be at full health prior to the start of training camp. He'll be entering the final season of the four-year, $48 million extension he inked with Milwaukee in October 2015.
News: Thompson (rest) won't play Tuesday against Charlotte.
Impact: Thompson will be held out of the last regular-season contest, likely because the Cavs have nothing left to play for. He averaged 10.9 points along with 10.2 rebounds over 43 games this season.
News: Love has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against Charlotte due to rest purposes.
Impact: Love returned to game action and logged 13 minutes off the bench in Sunday night's matchup, but he'll be held out for Cleveland's final regular-season game. He averaged 17.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists over 22 contests during the 2018-2019 campaign.
News: Stauskas (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Charlotte.
Impact: Stauskas missed Sunday's matchup against the Spurs due to a bruised back, and his status remains up in the air for Cleveland's final regular-season game. The Cavs should have a better idea of his availability closer to tipoff.
News: Dellavedova (concussion) is out for Tuesday's game against Charlotte.
Impact: Dellavedova will miss the final regular-season matchup while in concussion protocol, as expected.
News: Love saw only 13 minutes of action in Sunday's loss to the Spurs.
Impact: The Cavs were paying tribute to Channing Frye, so Love allowed Frye to take his place in the starting lineup, but the reduced workload was a bit of a surprise, even after Love had missed the previous four games. He took only four shots and finished with five points, four rebounds and a pair of assists. The Cavs, who've already clinched a bottom-three record, finish up the regular season Tuesday against Charlotte, and Love's status for that contest is yet to be announced.
News: Sexton scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), and added four assists and a steal in 40 minutes Sunday against the Spurs.
Impact: As usual, Sexton failed to produce much outside of scoring, although he led the Cavaliers in points yet again. The rookie guards showcased his scoring talent all season and while his secondary production has yet to catch up, it appears good things await Sexton in the 2019-20 season. Sexton will look to top double-digits for the 22nd-straight game in Tuesday's season finale against Charlotte.
News: Zizic managed 14 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Spurs.
Impact: Zizic topped double-digits scoring for the fourth-straight game, scoring nearly a point a minute Sunday. While his workload has bounced around all season, Zizic has managed to carve out a usual role for the Cavaliers in his second season. With one game left to play, the Croatian center's averaging 7.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.3 minutes per game.
News: Nance accumulated 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals in 33 minutes Sunday against San Antonio.
Impact: Nance finished with his third-straight double-double and tied a season-high with four steals. While he doesn't do much scoring, the fourth-year center's seemingly found a home with Cleveland. He's proven his ability to play solid defense while contributing above-average assist numbers from the center position. In 26.5 minutes per game so far this year, Nance's managed 9.3 points 8.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals on shooting splits of 52.2 percent form the field, 34.0 percent from three and 70.8 percent from the line -- all of which are career bests.
News: Love will come off the bench for Sunday's game against San Antonio, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Love is available to play, but he'll cede his spot in the starting five to Channing Frye, who's playing his final home game in Cleveland before he retires at season's end. It's unclear if Love's workload will be impacted by the move to the bench.
News: Stauskas (back) will be inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Spurs, Spencer Davies reports.
Impact: Stauskas reportedly suffered a lower back bruised during Friday's game against the Warriors and the injury will indeed keep him sidelined for Sunday's matchup. It will be Stauskas' first missed game since Feb. 21.
News: Love will be available for Sunday's game against San Antonio, Cavs play-by-play man Fred McLeod reports.
Impact: Love has missed the last four games with a sore shoulder, but he was removed from the injury report Saturday and will be in the starting lineup Sunday, despite the fact that the Cavs have nothing to play for, having already clinched the worst record in the league.
News: Thompson will sit out Sunday's game against the Spurs for rest.
Impact: Thompson missed a large chunk of the season due to a foot injury, and the Cavaliers' coaching staff will opt to limit his overall workload. Kevin Love will be available, however, and he should take over much of Thompson's minutes.
News: Stauskas is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Spurs due to a lower back bruise.
Impact: Stauskas has emerged from Friday's loss with an injury, and it's unclear if he'll play Sunday. That said, his absence wouldn't change much for the Cavs, as he's seeing only 11.9 minutes per game across the past nine.
News: Love (shoulder) is off the injury report for Sunday's game against the Spurs.
Impact: Love has missed the past four games due to left shoulder soreness. His absence on the injury report indicates he's expected to play and start Sunday's game. Over his past four appearances, he's averaged 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 32.3 minutes.
News: Osman tallied 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists and two steals over 33 minutes Friday against Golden State.
Impact: Osman knocked down half of his field goals on the night and snagged six boards in a 120-114 loss to one of the stronger teams in the league. He's finished in double figures in four of Cleveland's previous five matchups and is on pace to close out the 2018-2019 campaign on a high note. The Cavs will face San Antonio and Charlotte in their final two games of the season.
News: Nwaba collected 13 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds and three assists over 23 minutes Friday night against Golden State.
Impact: Nwaba converted on 71.4 percent of his field goals in a 120-114 loss at Oracle Arena. His production was somewhat surprising, as he'd been held to just 16 total points over his previous three matchups heading into Friday's clash. Nwaba should see plenty of opportunities in the final two matchups of the regular season.
News: Nance totaled 13 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 14 rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block across 32 minutes Friday against Golden State.
Impact: Nance secured a game-high 14 boards and put forth an efficient shooting line in a six-point loss at Oracle Arena. He's drawn three straight starts with Kevin Love (shoulder) on the shelf and figures to stay in that role for the final two matchups of the regular season, assuming Love remains out. Nance has recorded 10 or more boards in each of his previous five games.
News: Sexton registered 27 points (10-21 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four assists, a rebound and two steals over 32 minutes Friday against the Warriors.
Impact: Sexton put forth a valiant effort Friday night, and although he managed to keep the game closer than expected, it wasn't enough to secure the victory. The rookie point guard continues to pour in the points with two games remaining left in the regular season. He's averaging 22.4 ppg over his previous five matchups.
News: Thompson (rest) will play Friday night against Golden State, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: After getting Thursday night off for rest purposes, Thompson will be back in action for Friday's clash. He figures to take on his usual role and start at center.
News: Love (shoulder) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Warriors.
Impact: This will be Love's fourth straight absence with lingering shoulder soreness, and with just two games left in the regular season for Cleveland, it would be a surprise if Love played again. Larry Nance will likely draw another start Friday.
News: Zizic is starting Thursday's game against Sacramento, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Zizic will get the nod in place of Tristan Thompson, who's getting Thursday night off for rest purposes. Zizic is averaging 7.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists over his previous five starts.
News: Thompson will not play in Thursday's game against the Kings.
Impact: While not stated explicitly, it appears as though Thompson will just be getting the night off to rest in what is the first game of a back-to-back set Thursday and Friday. Thompson has played in every outing since his return from a foot injury on March 20, but he is averaging just 19 minutes per game. Larry Nance and Ante Zizic should both see plenty of extra minutes in the frontcourt Thursday.
News: Love (shoulder) is out Thursday against the Kings.
Impact: Left shoulder soreness will keep Love out for a third straight game. Larry Nance figures to draw another start at power forward.
News: Nance drew the start for Kevin Love (shoulder) in Monday's 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday and posted nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals across 30 minutes.
Impact: It was an unsurprisingly strong effort from Nance on the first unit, as he essentially saw the same amount of playing time as he typically does off the bench. The fourth-year pro also hauled down double-digit rebounds for a third straight contest, and his value should remain steady for what's left of the regular season irrespective of where he slots on the depth chart.
News: Zizic supplied 15 points (5-6 FG, 5-9 FT), seven rebounds, two assists and one block across 14 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday.
Impact: Even with Tristan Thompson putting together a strong 15-point performance on the first unit, Zizic matched the veteran's tally in seven fewer minutes off the bench. Zizic's playing time has been hard to trust of late, as he's logged 14 or fewer minutes in three straight while Thompson continues to work his way back after a long layoff. It remains to be seen how the workload between the two will be split for the season's remaining games, but Zizic certainly has the ability to produce across the board when given sufficient opportunity.
News: Thompson produced 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-6 FT) and five rebounds across 21 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday.
Impact: Thompson broke out for his best scoring total since returning to action on March 20 after an extended layoff due to a foot injury. The veteran center was coming off a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double versus the Clippers last Saturday, so he appears to be trending in the right direction as the season winds down. The only caveat for fantasy owners remains the somewhat unpredictable allotment of minutes Thompson may see from game to game. Monday, backup Ante Zizic also was productive off the bench (15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one block) over 14 minutes, and he should continue seeing his fair share of playing time as well down the stretch.
News: Clarkson provided 20 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal across 33 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday.
Impact: Just another trademark line off the bench for Clarkson, who helped fill the scoring void created by Kevin Love's (shoulder) absence with his second straight 20-point game. The 2014 second-round pick has been on extended stretch of strong shooting, as he's drained 50.0 percent or better of his attempts in six of the last nine contests.
News: Sexton poured in 21 points (9-23 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added four rebounds and three assists across 39 minutes in the Cavaliers' 122-113 loss to the Suns on Monday.
Impact: Sexton spearheaded the team in scoring with Kevin Love (shoulder) out of action. Sexton extended his streak of 20-point games to four with Monday's performance, even as he generated his worst shooting percentage (39.1) since March 6. With the Cavaliers likely to be cautious with Love for what remains of the season, Sexton should be poised for robust usage along the lines of Monday's the rest of the way.
News: Nance is starting Monday's game against Phoenix, Joe Gabriele of the Cavaliers' official site reports.
Impact: Nance has been a rebounding machine off the bench for the Cavs over the last two contests, securing 10 or more boards during that brief stretch. With Kevin Love (shoulder) out of commission, Nance will slot in at power forward.
News: Love (shoulder) is unavailable for Monday's game against Phoenix, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Love is set to miss his second straight matchup due to shoulder soreness. David Nwaba appears in line for another start at power forward in Love's absence.
News: Love (shoulder) is considered questionable for Monday's game against Phoenix.
Impact: Love was held out of Saturday's game against the Clippers with a sore shoulder, and the Cavs will wait until closer to game-time to update his status. Since the All-Star break, Love has been averaging 18.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, though he's shooting just 40.7 percent form the floor.
News: Thompson scored 10 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes during Saturday's 132-108 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: While the performance barely qualified, it was his first double-double in six games since returning to the court from a foot injury that had sidelined him since mid-January. Thompson's minutes have been slowly inching up since he got back in the lineup, but given the quality of the roster around him, his production will likely remain limited as the Cavs close out their season.
News: Sexton scored 21 points (7-17 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT) while adding three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 132-108 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: He's ending his first NBA campaign on a very impressive note, and Sexton has scored at least 20 points in 11 of the last 12 games. Still only 20 years old, the guard is solidifying his spot as one of the key components in the franchise's rebuild.
News: Clarkson scored a game-high 26 points (11-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding two assists and two steals in 24 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 132-108 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: It's his best scoring performance since he exploded for 42 points against the Nets on Feb. 13. Clarkson remains one of the few consistent offensive weapons the Cavs have, and he should be productive over the team's final five games of the season.
News: Nwaba will start Saturday's game against the Clippers, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Kevin Love (shoulder) is out, so coach Larry Drew will give Nwaba the nod. In 13 prior starts this season, he's averaging 7.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.3 minutes.
News: Love will not play in Saturday's matchup with the Clippers due to left shoulder soreness, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: Love was not on the injury report heading into the game, so this this late scratch is a little surprising. His absence should free up playing time spread between David Nwaba, Larry Nance, and Marquese Chriss in some fashion. His next chance to return will be Monday against the Suns.
News: Nwaba totaled 11 points (5-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one steal across 19 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Impact: Nwaba continues to see a steady diet of minutes in the high teens on the majority of nights and offer serviceable contributions in scoring and rebounding relative to playing time. The second-year wing typically deals in high-percentage shots and is also an effective defender, but the overall minutes cap he's usually subject to when on the second unit limits his fantasy viability.
News: Nance contributed 13 points (5-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 28 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Impact: Nance hit double digits in the scoring column for the fourth straight contest while posting his first double-double since March 6. Now that Tristan Thompson has returned to action from his foot injury, it's Ante Zizic who's been the odd man out in the frontcourt rotation, while Nance has encouragingly hung on to his normal allotment of minutes. Thus, the 26-year-old appears to be as valuable as ever from a fantasy perspective, with a double-double always a possibility when he sees sufficient playing time.
News: Knight supplied 13 points (6-9 FG, 2-2 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal across 32 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Impact: Knight snapped out of a three-game slump that saw him score seven points or fewer in each contest to get back into double digits with a stellar shooting effort. The veteran guard had shot 33.3 percent or worse in that trio of contests, but Thursday's 66.7 percent success rate was his best since Feb. 9. Knight's minutes were also at their highest point of the season Thursday, and it remains to be seen if he'll continue logging a similar allotment of playing time for what remains of the campaign.
News: Love posted 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Impact: Love's scoring total was second only to that of Collin Sexton's on the night for the Cavs, as the veteran produced his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort. The 30-year-old has been highly productive throughout March on the rebounding front as well. Love has hauled in no fewer than eight boards in eight consecutive contests, and he's churned out seven double-digit rebounding performances during the month as well.
News: Sexton totaled 24 points (10-17 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three assists and one rebound across 35 minutes in the Cavaliers' 116-110 loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Impact: Sexton remained red-hot from the field in the loss, churning out his second straight 24-point effort in the process. The rookie has now shot 47.4 percent or better in six of the last seven games, a sample that includes five tallies of greater than 58.0 percent. Sexton isn't doing much else besides scoring, however, so his value is always a threat to take a dip any night his shot isn't at its best.
News: Dellavedova (concussion) is not with the Cavaliers for the team's final road trip, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reports.
Impact: The Cavaliers are beginning a five-game road trip Thursday, but Dellavedova is still in Cleveland dealing with the after-effects of a concussion suffered March 8. Coach Larry Drew wouldn't rule the point guard out for the entire trip, as it's possible he joins the team midway through the journey. Still, it seems most likely Dellavedova will remain out until the Cavaliers come back home for the final two games of the season.
News: Love scored 10 points (3-13 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, four assists and a steal in 29 minutes during Tuesday's 116-106 loss to the Celtics.
Impact: He also committed five turnovers, but despite his shooting woes Love still put together his 12th double-double in 20 games this season. The veteran big should stay fairly productive over the Cavs' final seven contests, although a rest day or two remains a possibility.
News: Sexton scored a game-high 24 points (9-19 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT) while adding three assists and two rebounds in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 116-106 loss to the Celtics.
Impact: He doesn't get the attention of the likes of Luka Doncic or Trae Young in this rookie class, but Sexton is finishing up his first NBA campaign in style, scoring at least 20 points in nine of the last 10 games. His contributions in other fantasy categories is lackluster at the moment, but the 20-year-old still has a bright future.
News: Nance will come off the bench Tuesday against the Celtics, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: Tristan Thompson will draw the start, sending Nance to the bench. In 34 games as a reserve, he's averaging 8.4 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals in 23.2 minutes.
News: Thompson will start Tuesday's matchup against the Celtics, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: Thompson has been back from injury over the past three games, but he's been coming off the bench. Across 35 prior starts this year, the big man is averaging 11.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 29.7 minutes.
News: Dellavedova (concussion) is making progress but won't be rushed back into game action, Spencer Davies of BBall Insiders reports.
Impact: Dellavedova has suffered numerous concussions during his playing career, and with little left to play for, the Cavs won't be in any hurry to clear him for action. Coach Larry Drew has been pleased with Dellavedova's progress to this point, although it appears the Saint Mary's product will remain on the shelf for at least a few more games if not longer considering he hasn't even resumed shooting on the court as of yet.
News: Dellavedova (concussion) remains out for Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
Impact: It'll be the 10th straight absence for the backup guard, who remains in the NBA's concussion protocol.
News: Love scored a team-high 20 points (8-21 FG, 4-11 3Pt) while adding 19 rebounds, three assists and a block in 32 minutes during Sunday's 127-105 loss to the Bucks.
Impact: The 19 boards tied his season high, and Love now has eight double-doubles in 15 games since returning to the lineup in early February. The 30-year-old has one year remaining on his current contract, so he's essentially playing for potential offseason suitors -- although the fact that he hasn't played more than 60 games in any of the last three seasons could temper any interest in the five-time All-Star.
News: Sexton scored 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt) while adding four rebounds and an assist in 31 minutes during Friday's 1110-108 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: The rookie has now scored at least 20 points in eight straight games, averaging 25.5 points, 3.5 three-pointers, 3.0 assists and 2.5 boards over that stretch. The 20-year-old may be better suited for a two-guard role in the long run, but unless the Cavs add Ja Morant in the draft, their offense figures to be in Sexton's hands for the foreseeable future.
News: Love scored a team-high 22 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding eight rebounds and an assist in 33 minutes during Friday's 110-108 loss to the Clippers.
Impact: It's just the second time in his last six games Love has dropped 20 or more points, and the Cavs continue to monitor his workload and give him frequent rest. The veteran forward is still capable of posting strong numbers on any given night, but with the team having two back-to-back sets on its remaining schedule, he's best deployed as a DFS option.
News: Love (head) is not on the injury report ahead of Friday's matchup against the Clippers.
Impact: Love left Wednesday's game during the third quarter as the result of an apparent head injury, but it appears he's fine. He should be expected to play a full complement of minutes Friday.
News: Dellavedova (concussion) will not play Friday against the Clippers.
Impact: Still recovering from a concussion, Dellavedova will be sidelined for an eighth straight game Friday. His next chance to lace up arrives Sunday against Milwaukee.
News: Love didn't return to action after exiting in the third quarter of Wednesday's 107-102 win over the Bucks with an apparent head injury, the Associated Press reports.
Impact: Love collided with the Bucks' Eric Bledsoe at one point in the second quarter, but was cleared to start the second half. However, he saw limited action before heading to the locker room for further evaluation, ending the night with six points (1-10 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and 10 boards in 18 minutes. The Cavaliers didn't provide an update on Love's condition after the contest, so it's not known if he's dealing with any sort of concussion symptoms or was merely held out for the rest of the contest as a precaution. Expect the team to provide more clarity on Love's situation at shootaround Friday, but his status for the team's game against the Clippers that same day is muddled for now.
News: Knight produced 13 points (5-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes in Wednesday's 107-102 win over the Bucks.
Impact: The guards got it done for the Cavs on Wednesday, as the only three players to score in double-digits, in what turned out to be a win for the team, were guards. Knight definitely was a part of the strong backcourt performance, delivering the strongest plus-minus of the starters.
News: Clarkson totaled 23 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 107-102 win over the Bucks.
Impact: Clarkson shot better than normal Wednesday night, shooting over 50 percent en route to a solid scoring night from the bench. The Cavs will elect to run Colin Sexton with the starters right now, but that doesn't mean that Clarkson won't still get minutes and be a large part of the offense when he's on the court.
News: Sexton tallied 25 points (10-18 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), three assists and two rebounds across 35 minutes in Wednesday's 107-102 win over the Bucks.
Impact: Sexton showed up to play against one of the better teams Wednesday night, dropping a team-high point total en route to the victory. Sexton has taken over as the predominant scorer on the Cavs offense, averaging 26.3 points per game over his last seven contests.
News: Love (undisclosed) is questionable to return to Wednesday's game against the Bucks, Angel Gray of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: Love left during the first half after banging his head in a collision, but returned briefly to start the second-half before leaving a second time. It's unclear what exactly Love is dealing with or whether he'll be able to return Wednesday. If he's unable to, a more detailed report about his availability should come out prior to Friday's game against the Clippers.
News: Thompson (foot) has been cleared to play Wednesday against the Bucks and he will be on a minutes restriction, Spencer Davies of Basketball Insiders reports.
Impact: The Cavaliers were understandably patient with Thompson and his sprained left foot. He will be making his first appearance since Jan. 16. Ultimately, coach Larry Drew will ease him back into things, and it's likely he comes off the bench Wednesday.
News: Nance (ribs) will play Wednesday against the Bucks, Fred McLeod of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: Nance has healed from his bruised ribs and will make his first appearance since March 8. There's a strong chance he starts and sees 20-plus minutes.
News: Love (back) will play Wednesday against the Bucks, Fred McLeod of Fox Sports Ohio reports.
Impact: A sore back prevented Love from playing Monday, but it'll be just a one-game absence for the big man. He'll presumably re-join the starting lineup. Across his past nine appearances, Love is averaging 20.3 points, 11.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.7 minutes.