Cavs Notes: Love expected to play, Knight's career mark and Sexton's streak

The Cavaliers hope to make it three-straight wins on Friday night

James Rapien
March 22, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Mar 16, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Brandon Knight (20) drives to the basket as Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Independence, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers are looking for their third-win in a row on Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. Cleveland already beat two playoff teams this week – Detroit on Monday and Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Kevin Love is expected to play, even though he missed morning shootaround with an illness. He left Wednesday's game with a head injury. The team confirmed that Love didn't suffer a concussion, even though he took a shot to the head at the end of the first half. He briefly returned to the court in the third quarter, before being taken out and going to the locker room.  

Collin Sexton is looking for his eighth-straight game of 23 or more points. He set a Cavs' rookie record with seven-straight on Wednesday night. Tim Duncan was the last player to go on a streak like this in 1998. 

Other Injuries – Tristan Thompson participated in shootaround and is expected to be on the court tonight. He played on Wednesday for the first time since January 16. Matthew Dellavedova continues to deal with a concussion and won't play tonight against the Clippers. 

Brandon Knight hits 6K – Knight passed the 6,000 point mark during Wednesday's win over Milwaukee. He's been a solid addition to the Cavs and has helped with Sexton's development.

"I'm happy to accomplish that," Knight said. "I'm excited about it because a lot of people don't get to reach that so I thank God. I give God the glory being able to make it this far and play this long in the NBA.

"It's motivation to keep going."

Knight is averaging 8.8 points-per-game and shooting 40 percent from three-point range in 17 games with the Cavs. 

Lottery Check – The Cavaliers are 7-7 since the All-Star break, but still have the third-worst record in the NBA. Only the Knicks (14-58) and Suns (17-56) are lower in the standings. The Cavs enter Friday's action at 19-53, which means the Bulls are 1.5 games ahead of them. As long as Chicago stays ahead of Cleveland in the standings, the Cavs will have as good of a shot as anyone – 14 percent, at landing the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Senior Bobblehead Night – Every fan in attendance tonight will get a Larry Nance Sr. bobblehead. The Cavs gave away a Larry Nance Jr. bobblehead earlier this season. The two link together as part of the 'connecting generations' collection. Check it out below: