WATCH: LeBron James shouts at Kevin Love during Game 5
WATCH: LeBron James shouts at Kevin Love during Game 5
Kevin Love had few highlights in Game 5, but managed to get a stern talking to from LeBron James

MANILA, Philippines – In a do-or- die NBA Finals Game 5, LeBron James was not taking defense lightly.

Late in the first quarter on Tuesday, June 14, with Golden State jumping to a 19-13 lead, cameras caught teammates James and Kevin Love having a discussion over a defensive possession, with a visibly upset James shouting at Love, who was raising his hand to demonstrate his defensive stance.

Some uploads have suggested that Love was going for a high-five and was left hanging by his team captain. However, CBS Sports has since clarified this as an argument between the two.

This viral video would prove to be the only highlight of Love’s performance in the game, as the veteran forward finished with a dismal 2 points and 3 rebounds in 33 minutes of action. James and Kyrie Irving picked up the slack, however, as they combined for 82 points on 33 made field goals.

Cleveland successfully saved their season by blowing out the defending champions, 112-97. The Cavaliers now have a chance to tie the series at 3 games apiece as the finals move back to Cleveland for the final time. Now that’s something Love can high-five to. –

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said Kevin Love was going for a high-five, which has since been corrected.

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