Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavs saw their five-game road winning streak snapped with a 116-102 setback against the Los Angeles Clippers Friday night at Staples Center.

1. If the original timetable holds, Kevin Love may not be back for three more weeks.

2. And if the absence of the five-time All-Star didn’t seem worrisome before, it does now.

3. Two more forwards left the game due to injury -- Rodney Hood departed after a quarter with a low back strain, Cedi Osman suffered a left hip strain after playing 31/2 minutes in the third quarter, although coach Tyronn Lue called it a groin injury.

4. The Cavs are already without Love, waiting for the fifth metacarpal in his left hand to heal. Center Tristan Thompson will be sidelined for at least another week with a sprained right ankle.

5. Forward Jeff Green missed three out of four games with lower back soreness and is averaging 7.7 points in three March games, only the second month of the season he hasn’t been in double digits. He seems to have lost his touch on 3-point attempts from the top of the key.

6. And the heart of the matter is not just when the injured members of the frontcourt will recover, but the toll it will take on LeBron James while they do.

7. James stands second in the league in minutes played with a 37.1 average. Unlike last season, he hasn’t rested, playing in all 65 of the Cavs’ games. Without Love, the Cavs have no consistent No. 2 scorer, forcing James to carry an even bigger load.

8. This doesn’t just factor into the short term. James said after a victory Wednesday in Denver that he believes he’s playing at an all-time high at age 33. But the minutes he’s logging and the fourth-quarter burden he’s carrying could manifest itself in the playoffs.

9. When asked pregame when Father Time will catch up with James, Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked, “I hope tonight for one game. I don’t know. With him it’s going to, it does with everybody, but he can do so many things if he wants to. He can turn into a power forward at some point. Right now he’s a speed 4 and a power 3. He’s got five or six more years of just playing the 4 position.

10. “I don’t know when it slows down. It won’t be athletically, it looks like, it will be mentally at some point. I think guys like him just get tired of it.”

11. James won’t lose his desire ffor quite some time, especially since James has said he’d like to still be playing if his 13-year-old son LeBron Jr. makes it to the league.

12. But if James can lead the Cavs to their fourth consecutive Finals, he might end up as drained as he was in 2015, when he lost Love and Kyrie Irving to injuries in the playoffs.

13. Friday’s game provided an example of how Lue is being forced to use James more than he wants.

14. Lue sent in James with 9:07 remaining in the game, cutting short James’ rest because the Clippers had increased their eight-point leader after three quarters to 13.

15. “LeBron got a little tired, had to bring him back a little earlier than I wanted to in that fourth quarter, try to make a push,” Lue said.

16. James insisted he wasn’t tired, as he always does.

17. “Fatigue is never a factor for me,” he said. “You always try to get a minute here or a minute there so you can have fresh legs as much as possible, but they made another run … so T-Lue wanted me to go back in a little bit earlier than usual.”

18. Those earlier than usuals may catch up with James in May or June, providing the Cavs get that far.

19. The Cavs were pounded inside, outscored 58-42 in the paint, 25-8 on second-chance points and outrebounded 52-40, 13-8 on the offensive glass. Doing the most damage was All-Star DeAndre Jordan, who scored 20 points and pulled down 23 rebounds, seven offensive.

20. The sidelight was that for much of January, Jordan was expected to join the Cavs, with discussions taking place before the trade deadline over the 6-foot-11 center who has been a three-time All-NBA selection and two-time all-NBA defensive team choice.

21. Considering what happened Friday, James could have been asking himself “What if?” about Jordan becoming a Cav.

22. “No. At the end of the day, like I told you before, I don’t play fantasy basketball,” James said. “I knew the conversations were going on from the outside. I saw it. If it would have happened it would have given us a boost, but it didn’t happen so you move on.”

23. In the past three games, Larry Nance Jr. has gone against the Pistons’ Andre Drummond, the Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and Jordan. Nance deemed the battle inside against the Clippers “exhausting.”

24. “Him and Drummond are in the same genre, but just different versions,” Nance said. “But DJ presents so many challenges in the pick-and-roll because when he slips out of it, you can throw it anywhere from nine feet to 13 feet and it’s a dunk. So you have to take that away while also staying in front of the guard. It’s tough.”

25. Lue said of Jordan, “He’s big, athletic, a great offensive rebounder. Big Boban (Marjanovic) came in, he put us at a disadvantage also. Any big around the basket, 25 second chance points is a lot. It was just a nasty game for us offensively, being bad with the basketball, missing layups. They did a good job of making us stagnant by switching everything and double-teaming LeBron and we just didn’t make shots.”

26. Montrezl Harrell also did damage inside, coming off the bench to score 20 points for the Clippers with five rebounds. Harrell was acquired by the Clippers in a June 28 trade with the Rockets that sent Chris Paul to Houston.

27. “He’s been playing that way all season so it wasn’t a surprise,” James said. “He came in with energy, effort. He’s going to punish the smaller guy if they’re on him. He’s going to rebound.”

28. James didn’t want to use the Cavs’ lack of frontcourt depth as an excuse for the loss.

29. “Everybody has to step up. We know it’s a challenge for us to rebound without our front court,” he said. “We had some breaks that didn’t go our way but that’s fine.”

30. As the road streak ended, Lue called his “a bad game.”

31. “Offensively, they did a good job with the game plan, switching everything and we didn’t make shots early, which kind of hurt us. We had a lot of open shots early that we normally make,” Lue said.

32. As a sidelight, Nance downplayed his first game in Los Angeles since the Lakers traded him to the Cavs on Feb. 8.

33. “It was good. Whether I was with the Lakers or the Cavs, this was always still a road game. Sunday is the real one,” Nance said as the Cavs take on the Lakers.

34. The Cavs, shorthanded or not, will practice Saturday at UCLA.

35. Asked what adjustments had to be made against the Lakers, Nance said, “Obviously different teams present different threats, but we have to hammer out this offensive rebounding, and defensively, really. We missed some shots we normally would make, and we’re not worried about that. That’ll go.”