Kevin Love & Kyrie Irving Not Doing The Job Defensively

Kevin Love & Kyrie Irving Poor DefenseAfter running through the first 10 games of the Eastern Conference playoffs, including coasting to easy wins in Games 1 and 2 of the East finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly find themselves tied 2-2 heading into an all-important Game 5 with the Raptors Wednesday night in Cleveland.

Amid Cleveland’s 15-point and 6-point defeats, in Games 3 and 4 respectively, ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe delves into the defensive shortcomings of the reigning Eastern Conference champs, specifically the struggles of Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving when defending the pick-and-roll.

These highly skilled offensive stars are not doing what is needed of them on the other end of the court, and in at least the last two games, Toronto is taking full advantage.