3. But the least noticed Cavs impact player this season has been Kevin Love. He is averaging 19.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, shooting .471 overall and .373 from 3-point range.
7. Right after Kyrie Irving was traded to Boston, I did some research. The Cavs were 25-10 in the previous three seasons when Love and James played together #8212; but no Irving.
CLEVELAND, Ohio #8212; Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook:
1. The way Dwayne Wade has adapted to coming off the bench and leading the Cavs second unit is a major factor in the recent winning streak. Coming off the bench, the unit of Channing Frye, Jeff Green, Kyle Korver and Wade has often been a game-changer.
9. In the last two years, the Cavs were 24-7 with James/Love but no Irving. I bring this up not to trash Irving. Rather, it#8217;s to show what we are seeing right now #8212; James and Love can win big together.
5. But here#8217;s a strange stat: Love averaged more shots (14.5) last season than this season (13.0). His scoring average is about the same. He is being fouled more often and shooting 90 percent at free throw line.
2. Cavs radio broadcaster John Michael tweeted out some stats from the Cavs 13-game winning streak. Here are the top three in plus/minus on court: Korver (+152), Wade (+121) and James (+109).