NBA Basketball

Cavs' Love, Smith questionable vs. Heat

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers starters Kevin Love and J.R. Smith could miss Friday's game against Miami because of injuries.

Love did not take part in the morning shootaround because of lower back spasms. Smith hyperextended his left knee Monday in Toronto and sat out Wednesday's win in New York. Smith was on the floor taking shots following the shootaround. Both players are listed as questionable. An MRI did not reveal structural damage in Smith's knee.

Love is having a strong third season with Cleveland, averaging 21.4 points and shooting 42 percent on 3-pointers while starting all 20 games.


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