But with the Cavaliers (44-30) remaining undermanned without shooting guard Kyle Korver, small forward Cedi Osman and power forward Kevin Love getting a tooth loosened and demonstrating concussion-like symptoms early in the game, LeBron James was not anxious about the team's potential after the loss.
Jordan Mickey's elbow struck Love in the mouth and caused a front tooth subluxation, which means the tooth is loose but not displaced.
The Cavaliers later announced they held Love out in the second half after he showed signs of a concussion.
Love came back in the second quarter, but was re-evaluated at halftime and didn't return.
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Seven Washington players scored in double figures, led by Markieff Morris's 15 points, and the Wizards snapped a three-game losing streak to strengthen their position in the tight Eastern Conference.
"The only update is, when he got hit in the mouth in the first half, we saw there was some blood coming from his mouth".
He was averaging 20.3 points and 10 rebounds in his first four games. "We got down. It just became too big of a deficit".
Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of shots by old friend and former teammate James as part of a dominant defensive performance from the home team. "Not having Kev out there to kind of stretch the floor for us, that definitely hurt us". "I believe it was his tooth", Drew said. The Cavaliers' medical staff quickly took him out of the game, his absence felt on the offensive glass and in the general makeup of the team's offence. Our rhythm was broken right from the beginning. The player must also gradually resubmit to a series of physical activities, after which the team will submit their findings to Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the league's concussion doctor.
Without an effective Love for most of the game, the Cavaliers just looked flat.