CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers starting All-Star forward Kevin Love left Sunday’s game against Oklahoma City with back spasms.
The team said Love will not return in the second half. Love missed all four shots — three 3-pointers — in the opening half before he was replaced and went to the locker room with 1:50 left in the first quarter.
James Jones replaced Love to start the third quarter.
Love recently missed a Jan. 19 game with back spasms. He’s averaging 20.3 points and 11.1 rebounds for the defending NBA champions.
Cleveland plays at Dallas on Monday.