Kevin Love tweaked his shooting motion while out with injury
Kevin Love put his recent time on the shelf to good use.
The Cleveland Cavaliers big man, who has been scorching hot from deep since returning from a hand fracture, told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin Friday that he tweaked his shooting motion while he was out. Love said he made his release “tighter.”
Kevin Love is now 10-for-17 from 3 since he came back from his left hand injury. He told me he studied film of his shot in the 7 weeks he was out and worked on starting his shooting motion further away from his forehead and making the release "tighter." It's working so far.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 24, 2018
Love missed roughly a month-and-a-half (20 total games) after fracturing his left (non-shooting) hand during a loss to the Detroit Pistons in late January. Factoring in a victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday, he is now up to 10-of-21 from downtown (47.6 percent) in three games since making his return.
While it has been a challenging season in more ways than one for Love, this has been his best year shooting the ball since he arrived in Cleveland. Tack on this added improvement in his mechanics, and the five-time All-Star should be a force to reckon with as the Cavs go for their fourth straight Finals berth.