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The Cleveland Cavaliers got a much-needed win last night, but just barely. And Tyronn Lue knows that when the struggles come, that’s not going to be good enough. And it starts with Kevin Love.

I know Kevin is playing the 5 and sometimes he has 5s guarding him, but we still got to be able to get him touches and involve him in the game. I thought tonight he was great defensively, but we didn’t use him as much as we should have. But he still played through the game, and I thought he was great. But even in those offensive lulls, we got to still post him against 5s and just see what he can do down there.

On the season, Love is averaging 19 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest. However, that’s a small step down from just a season ago. So maybe Lue is correct. Perhaps he does need to get Love more touches.

But that’s not the only issue the Cavaliers are facing at present. They almost just blew a lead against the Magic last night. They are not even close to the top spot out east yet. Plus, they don’t know what they’re doing with Brooklyn’s first-round pick yet.

Is getting Kevin Love more touches the answer?

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