CLEVELAND - 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.
Lue said he didn't need to know if Kevin Love was really sick, that he knew he was. Lue spoke during the meeting and said they need to come together on the court.#Cavs
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.
Love: "Did I feel like a target? I think everybody, most people, were a target. We’re trying to figure this thing out. People hold themselves to a very high standard on this team and we’re a team that can compete at the highest level."#Cavs
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.