The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing in the notoriously difficult arena (at least for them) Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they face off against the Indiana Pacers. The good news is that the Cavs saw Kevin Love return to the court, if only for six minutes. The bad news? The Pacers seem to be playing just fine in the face of losing Victor Oladipo for the season. Love will presumably still be on significantly restricted minutes as he works himself back into shape, but it was still good to see the forward back on the hardwood and looking energetic.
Still, I don’t expect much from the Cavs tonight. For whatever reason, Bankers Life Fieldhouse always represents a significant challenge to the Wine and Gold. Combine that with limited minutes for Love, a rolling Pacers team that just put down the Lakers by a whopping 42 points, and the second night of a back to back and you have a recipe for a b-ball beating. Still, the Cavs have been showing fight on the back ends this season so hopefully it won’t be too bad. As always, Go Cavs!