Cavaliers visit owner Dan Gilbert, still recovering from stroke

The Cleveland Cavaliers visited team owner Dan Gilbert, who is recovering at home after suffering a stroke in May.

After playing a preseason game in Detroit on Friday night, the Cavs delayed their trip to Boston so they could spend time Saturday with 57-year-old Gilbert.

Gilbert recently returned to his home in Franklin, Michigan, after staying at a rehabilitation facility in Illinois. He had a stroke May 26 after being taken to a hospital by a family friend when he exhibited stroke-like symptoms.

All of Cleveland's players, along with first-year coach John Beilein and his staff, held a film session and short walk-through on a replica basketball court Gilbert has at his home before having lunch. Gilbert and his wife, Jennifer, spoke with many of the players.

"He really just seemed great. I mean, to us, with everything and his approach and his satisfaction with the direction we're going in really stood out. He's really behind us as he obviously goes through this adversity he's facing," Beilein said Sunday.

Kevin Love said the Cavs gained some "perspective" from the visit.

"It's good to see that. Life can be fast and fleeting, and fortunes can change ... your health is all you have. Your fortunes can change on the drop of a dime. I think it was important for us to go over there, but also good, whether it was a situation like this or not, to spend time with him, so it was good," he said.

The Cavs play their third preseason game Sunday against the Celtics.

Gilbert has owned Cleveland's NBA franchise since 2005.

ESPN's Tim Bontemps and The Associated Press contributed to this report.