NBA officials have denied reports that Kevin Love’s knee injury has affected his ability to play, and the Kings have said that they’re not worried about it.
However, Love’s health is of concern for the NBA.
In the past, he has suffered from ankle and knee injuries, and it is possible that he has a history of such injuries.
The Kings have been cautious about releasing information regarding Love’s injury, but have been adamant that he’s not playing.
They’ve not been as adamant about his status as the Cavaliers, however, who are looking to see how his injury affects their ability to prepare for their first playoff game since the All-Star break.
Here’s a rundown of how the Kings are playing, what to watch for and how they compare to the Cavs.
What are the Kings doing?
The Kings are in a position to have a lot of confidence in their bench.
They have two starters, one of whom has been sidelined with an injury and the other has played sparingly in the past.
The second is Rudy Gay, who has been limited to just nine games this season with a hamstring injury.
The two will likely play at least part of the rest of the way, and they’re expected to play a major role.
Gay has been among the NBA’s best players in recent seasons, averaging 27.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
But he’s also been hurt more than anyone in the league.
He was a major factor in the Kings’ loss to the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, with 17 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes.
He played only eight minutes against the Lakers last week, and he was replaced by Cory Joseph.
Both Gay and Joseph have been out with injuries.
Anthony Davis has missed two games and is out indefinitely.
That leaves the Kings with two reserve starters, rookie Jakob Poeltl and former second-round pick Eric Moreland.
They’ll be in the mix for some playing time if Gay can’t play.
Poeltle and Moreland have both been injured.
The Sacramento Kings are looking for a boost from their bench to win the NBA title.
Here are the key things to know about the Kings.
Who is Love?
Love, 26, is coming off a season in which he was a first-team All-NBA selection.
He finished with career highs in points (23.9), rebounds (7.4), assists (5.5) and blocks (2.3).
He had 19.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
The Cavs have also been the top scoring team in the NBA this season.
Love averaged 20.9 points per contest and 10.5 assists per contest, and was one of the best players on both ends of the court for the Kings, averaging 19.8 points and 10 assists per game for a Cavs team that has won all four of its playoff series.
This season, Love has averaged 16.4 rebounds per 36 minutes.
The Warriors have had one of their best point guards since the all-star break.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming off back-to-back NBA Finals appearances, and Love has played well as both a scorer and rebounder.
They are one of two teams with at least a 1,000-point scorer in the last five years.
Love has a career high of 22.8 rebounds per 30 minutes this season, and his career average is 17.3.
He has also made at least one 3-pointer in nine of his 15 postseason games, and made all 10 of his free throws.
How good is Love compared to the other point guards?
Love is one of only four players in NBA history to average more than 25 points per 36 and 11.5 blocks per 36.
He also has played in a Finals and won a championship.
Love’s career averages are 19.0 points, 10.8 assists and 4.3 rebounds per postseason game.
His career 3-point percentage is 43.8 percent, which ranks sixth in NBA Finals history.
The Cavaliers have the best 3-points percentage in the playoffs with a 56.5 percent mark.
They also have one of NBA history’s best rebounders, averaging 5.4 per game, and have won two straight NBA championships.
They won five consecutive championships from 2014-15.
What to watch in the next round?
The Cleveland and Sacramento games have a chance to determine who’s in first place in the East, and if there’s a tiebreaker between the two teams.
Cleveland leads the East by 1 1/2 games with a two-game lead in the division.
If they win both of their games in the series, they’ll have the top seed.
The only way the Cavs would be in first would be if they win their first game of the series against the Cavaliers.
If the Kings lose both of the games in this series, Cleveland will have the tiebreaker.
The teams are tied at 1-1 in the best-of-seven series, and