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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers news and links for Monday, June 5

Kevin Love is out here.

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NBA: Finals-Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

So far, the NBA Finals have been fascinating. I still think Denver wins, but Miami getting Game 2 and how they did it doesn’t feel like something they can’t do again.

The first sip

Good for Kevin Love, getting a start in the NBA Finals after leaving Cleveland. He was part of what allowed the Heat to defend how they did and to prevent some easy opportunities for Aaron Gordon on switches. He’s got to play the rest of the series based on that performance.

Is he a star anymore? No. But he’s helping and up for this. Good for him.

Read this

Speaking of Kevin Love, here’s a interview he did with The Athletic

Links of the day

In a way, this would be fitting considering LeBron debuted in Sacramento

This is a great addition for Boston

Good words from Ricky O’Donnell on Game 2