Love returns for Cavaliers after missing 50 games

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Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love has missed most of the season with a toe injury that required surgery, but the perennial All-Star may be returning to the Cavs' lineup for their game against the Washington Wizards on Friday night, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost 11 of their last 13 road games. Defensively, Cleveland is giving up 113.1 points per game while opponents shoot a league-best 49.2 percent against them. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 16.6 points and 2.3 assists while Collin Sexton is averaging 14.6 points and three rebounds. The Wizards are giving up 116.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 47.7 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from the arc.

The Washington Wizards also need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. Offensively, Washington puts up 113.4 points per game. Love made two free throws and had a rebound and an assist. Jeff Green is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. Cleveland is 11-43 overall, 5-22 on the road, 24-29-1 against the spread and 27-26-1 with the under.

Washington Wizards forward Bobby Portis (5) dribbles the ball as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Marquese Chriss (3) defends during the second half of their match at Capital One Arena.

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The Wizards have not been looking good as of late and just lost at Cleveland 116-113 on January 29. However, the Cavaliers went on an 18-3 run and Deng Adel's layup brought Cleveland within 80-75 with 4:48 left in the quarter.

Remember: at that time, Tyronn Lue was still head coach of the Cavs. The Cleveland Cavaliers are also just 7-12 ATS this season as a double-digit underdog.

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