KEVIN Love has rejoined the Cavaliers practice a day after missing a match that he called “ugly.”
Cleveland bowed at home to the lowly Atlanta Hawks, who snapped an eight-game skid, while the Cavaliers absorbed their fifth loss in the past six games for a 4-6 record.
Love did not finish the game, leaving for the hospital in the third quarter but said he saw video of the game and was disappointed.
The Hawks led by 16 over the Eastern Conference champions and the Cavaliers could not pull off a come-form-behind win this time.
"It was ugly," Love told Cleveland.com, echoing the sentiments of Dwyane Wade, who called out the Cavaliers starters for failing to take control of the match.
"I don't know where that lack of -- I don't know if it's focus or energy. I saw what Dwyane (Wade) said. He's exactly right. It would be nice if we were able to get on the second unit one time for giving something up but that hasn't been the case.
"I thought guys responded. We gave ourselves a chance to win. Channing had a great look, D-Wade had a great chance to tip the ball in, Bron kicked it out to Kyle (Korver) I know but time ran out. We just can't keep putting ourselves in a situation like that."
Love is now set to get back in action, confident he does not need to return to the hospital after getting IV fluids.
"I just wasn't feeling right -- my stomach, shortness of breath -- and they got me out of there and sent me for a routine check at the hospital," Love said.