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Kevin Love Won't Have Surgery For Broken Hand, Out 8 Weeks

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Kevin Love doesn't need to go under the knife but he'll still be on the shelf for two months

Move on to February, which hopefully is a better month, but you definitely have to. We did not play well at all offensively. We can't worry about the struggles; we can't worry about what anyone has to say about us.

Near the midpoint in the National Basketball Association season we are starting to get a good idea of what teams are excelling and are preparing for a strong postseason run and the teams that are already looking to tank and get a high draft pick in the offseason.

Miami ranks sixth in blocks per game (5.3) while Cleveland ranks 27th (3.8).

"Yeah, I didn't think eight weeks but it is what it is", head coach Tyronn Lue said Friday. "Forget about where we are now". Eight players score at least 10 points per game and seven average more than two assists.

Elsewhere, the Orlando Magic rebounded from a loss to the Houston Rockets with a 126-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. With 21 points on 9-for-20 shooting, LeBron James was Cleveland's high scorer. Boston won for the third time in four games, getting 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists from Rozier.

Love's fractured hand injury puts him in a timeline to return right before the end of the season, with barely a few games to get himself right before gearing up for the postseason. In this league, there is going to be ups and downs.

At least 18 injured after van climbs pavement, ploughs into pedestrians
Police have cordoned off the area and fire trucks are on the scene, the paper reported on its official social media account. Chen is now in hospital and has reportedly been charged with unsafe driving and illegal transport of risky substances.

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Apple , Amazon and Google's parent company, Alphabet , reported the results for the quarter on Thursday. Consensus estimates predicted higher earnings of $9.98 per share on lower revenue of $31.84 billion.

Violence breaks out after Maldives top court releases key political prisoners
The court ruling also reinstated 12 lawmakers who had lost their positions for switching allegiance to the opposition. Thursday's verdict is a huge gain for the Maldivian opposition, which has been vying to oust the president for years.

Wednesday night, we got to see the Cavs' problems illustrated in one hilarious sequence of events. Several Cavs mentioned a "next man up" mentality being necessary.

LeBron James talked about his past experience with free agency Thursday, but he also could have been laying the groundwork for controlling the narrative if he decides to leave Cleveland again.

"I just wanted to keep the ball between me and the basket", James said of his late-game stop. I average nine rebounds, so I don't have to do more than that. James Harden is playing at an MVP level, and Chris Paul has settled in nicely to compliment Harden in the backcourt.

Read into James' comments what you will.

There's another thing to look forward to this month, of course: the trade deadline on February 8. The Cavs announced he was dealing with a left shoulder issue before the game. I thought defensively we were really good.

The Milwaukee Bucks are another playoff contender eager to add more talent before they begin their playoff push.

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