Was Kevin Love really feeling ill? Cavs players get heated in team meeting about absence

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 12:40:17-05

The tensions were high in Cavaliers locker room Monday following the team's devastating loss of 148-124 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the player who felt the brunt of it was Kevin Love.

Prior to Monday's practice, frustrations voiced by his fellow teammates came at full force, according to ESPN.

Several players were pushing for the Cavaliers management and staff to hold Love accountable after he left the area before the end of Saturday's game, sources told ESPN.

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Sources say the meeting was loud and tense, only calming down once Love spoke to those in the room, a conversation that was largely accepted by the rest of the team. 

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The Cavaliers have had their ups and downs this season. The team is in a spiral after dropping to 27-18. The Basketball Power Index estimated the team's chances of winning the NBA title at just .3 percent, compared to Toronto leads the East at 17.1 percent.

Whether any tension behind the scenes takes place, Cavs fans just want to have another win under their belt and the hope of making it to the playoffs.