Cavs' Love to rest foot, won't play vs. Pistons

CLEVELAND -- Star forward Kevin Love will rest his surgically repaired left foot when the Cavaliers face the Pistons on Saturday.

Love, 30, still isn't ready to play in back-to-back games, and with Cleveland scheduled to host Orlando on Sunday, the team is remaining conservative with his minutes.

Love scored 26 points in 28 minutes in Thursday's win over the New York Knicks -- his fourth straight game.

The Cavs have steadily increased Love's playing time since he came back from the operation, which kept the five-time All-Star out of 50 games. He scored 32 points against the Memphis Grizzlies in his fourth game since returning.

Love is averaging 18.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in 10 games this season.

Love's absence combined with both Tristan Thompson (foot) and Ante Zizic (concussion) out will make it tough for the Cavs to handle Pistons center Andre Drummond.