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Cleveland Cavaliers (53-29)


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Cavaliers move on without Love, out with dislocated shoulder

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cavaliers will move forward in the NBA playoffs without Kevin Love and with their title hopes shaken.

Cleveland's starting forward has been ruled out for the team's next playoff series - and perhaps longer - after dislocating his left shoulder in Sunday's win to sweep the Boston Celtics.

Love, playing in his first postseason as a pro, got hurt when he got tangled with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball in the first quarter. Olynyk clamped down on Love's arm and pulled so hard it popped out of the shoulder joint. Love had an MRI and other tests performed Monday and the team said he sustained a dislocation with torn ligaments and labrum.

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Leaders
Points: LeBron James25.3
Rebounds: Kevin Love9.7
Assists: LeBron James7.4
FG%: LeBron James48.8%
Steals: LeBron James1.58
Blocks: Timofey Mozgov1.20
Defense (Rank)
Points: 98.7 (13)
Rebounds: 41.1 (3)
Assists: 24.1 (30)
FG%: 45.6% (21)
FT%: 74.5% (9)
3P%: 34.3% (9)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.1 (8)
Rebounds: 43.0 (18)
Assists: 22.1 (10)
FG%: 45.8% (8)
FT%: 75.1% (17)
3P%: 36.7% (5)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 53 29 .646 --
x-Chicago 50 32 .610 3.0
x-Milwaukee 41 41 .500 12.0
Indiana 38 44 .463 15.0
Detroit 32 50 .390 21.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/27/2015 J.R. Smith League Suspension Two games for striking Jae Crowder
2/24/2015 Kendrick Perkins Signed as Free Agent
1/7/2015 A.J. Price Waived
1/7/2015 Timofey Mozgov Traded for two protected 2015 1st round picks
1/6/2015 Iman Shumpert Traded Part of three team trade
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/26/2015 Kevin Love Dislocated shoulder
2/27/2015 Kyrie Irving Left shoulder strain
2/27/2015 LeBron James Back
2/23/2015 Shawn Marion Strained left hip
2/11/2015 Kevin Love Right corneal abrasion
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