The Cavaliers dropped to 9-7.
“In the second half we collectively competed a lot better than we did in the first half,” Love said.
Brooklyn led 62-41 at the half, with Durant scoring 19 points and Harden 16. Cleveland outscored Brooklyn 32-19 in the third to cut it to 81-73.
“The second half we just had a meltdown,” Harden said. “Shooting the ball with confidence and getting into the lane much better. There was so much we did better in the second half really started to make feel us.”
Love played in his first game after clearing COVID-19 protocols.