Cavaliers' Kevin Love out against Lakers due to knee issues

LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Love was scratched from the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup in their 120-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night because of discomfort and swelling in his knees.

Love, an eight-year veteran and a three-time All-Star, sat out for the third time in his second season with the Cavaliers.

On Wednesday, Love had 17 points and 10 rebounds in Sacramento, and his four-point play with 1:32 remaining helped Cleveland beat the Kings 120-111.

He is averaging 15.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game this season.

Channing Frye started in place of Love and scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and seven rebounds.