NBA: Kevin Love out of Cleveland Cavaliers lineup following surgery

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Kevin Love #0 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 8, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Kevin Love #0 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 8, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Tuesday morning they will be without All-Star forward Kevin Love for more than a month.

The power forward had arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee according to a team release.

Love is expected to be out about six weeks.

He is averaging 20.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for the defending NBA champions, who lead the Eastern Conference by two games over the Boston Celtics.

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