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That and more in today’s Cavs newsletter.

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Here's today's Fear the Newsletter, where we will always try to set you up like Kyrie passing to LeBron off the glass.

TALK TO ME: The Cavs announced yesterday that Kevin Love will miss six weeks after having knee surgery. In short, this means he'll be out until about the beginning of April. That's about seven games before the playoffs start. For, today's Locked on Cavs podcast has you covered.

The Cavs, though, did pick up a win in their first game without him against the Wolves.

LEGEND HAS IT: The Cavs face the Pacers tonight in a game that really doesn't mean all that much. But let's see how the Cavs handle their star's minutes on the second half of a back-to-back.

ALL DUE RESPECT: The Warriors, Wizards, Celtics, Rockets, Spurs, Clippers and Jazz all had the night off. The Raptors, though, lost to the Bulls as they do. But they did acquire Serge Ibaka from the Magic.

Standings watch: the Cavs enter this up 2.5 games on Boston, five games up on the Wizards, 6.5 games up on the Hawks and seven(!) games up on the Raptors.

JOB WELL DONE: We covered Love's knee injury here with a produced video at the bottom.

CROWN: The Atlantic's Rosie Gray on Reince Priebus vs. the nationalist right. The WaPo's Tim Bontemps on how the concurrent Love and Ibaka news impacts the East. The NYT went through the late Leonard Cohen's Montreal. Esquire's Charlie Pierce on if it's too early to think about Iowa. SB Nation's Paul Flannery on bigs pushing the NBA forward.

That's it for today. Drop your questions, comments and concerns to christopherwmanning@gmail.com and we'll talk tomorrow after Cavs-Pacers.