Was it the crowd environment in enemy territory? Was it an injury having more effect than we thought? Was it just the atmosphere in Canada?
Who’s to say what it really was that had Kevin Love go from having an excellent postseason to watching his production completely fall off a cliff in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Whatever it was, it had enough of an impact to make Cleveland Cavaliers fans deeply concerned about Love’s contributions. Coming into last night’s Game 5, hosting a newly-confident Toronto Raptors team, it made sense to fear the idea of Love going back to his inconsistent ways.
Within just a couple minutes after tip off, the only people concerned about Love were the Raptors.