Kelly Olynyk

Love's Return: Cavs' big man thriving in second postseason

When the so-far-perfect Cavaliers held on in Game 4 and finished their sweep of overmatched Atlanta, LeBron James threw both arms around Kevin Love and hugged his teammate tightly, appearing almost afraid to let him go.

James knows he can't lose Love again.

One year after Love's first playoff appearance ended with a dislocated left shoulder, an injury that wrecked Cleveland's chances of winning an NBA title, the versatile big man is playing at an All-Star level and perhaps the biggest reason the Cavs are 8-0 in the postseason.

Through two rounds, Love is averaging 18.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and shooting 44 percent (28 of 63) on 3-pointers. The Cavs, who knocked down a...