Another concussion to shelve Cavs’ Love

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love went down in the first quarter of Game 6, never to return.

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday at Boston.

Love bumped heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum about seven minutes into the first quarter of the Cavaliers’ 109-99 home win in Game 6. While Tatum played on, the oft-injured Love went to the locker room with trainers, never to return.

Love has now been diagnosed with four concussions in his career.

He missed a large stretch of the regular season with an injured thumb on his left (non-shooting) hand, and dislocated his shoulder in the 2015 playoffs, sitting out the Cavs’ first run to the Finals, where they lost to the Golden State Warriors.

At the time, the Cavs medical team felt Love could have finished the playoffs following a few games off, sources said, but Love opted for immediate surgery instead.

He finished with zero points on 0-of-3 shooting Friday.

While Cavs coach Tyronn Lue hasn’t made an announcement, forward Jeff Green could start in Love’s place.

3 Comments on "Another concussion to shelve Cavs’ Love"

  1. After what happened to Isaiah Thomas players are not likely to play hurt so I doubt KLove will play Sun. The good news is the less players Lue have to choose from the better he does. The style of play and rotation is where Lue is weakest. Having LeBron with the ball all the time with shooters is too predictable, taxing on Lebron plus it takes young players out of the game.

  2. So Lue is set to roll with JR and George Hill, who are averaging a combined 7 points in Boston? Why not just put up a white flag? I mean, my God, please do not mess this up. LeBron is our only hope!

    • Yes Todd, Lue-ser IS NOT a real coach, just inherited a Lebron team.
      WHERE IS CEDI OSMAN ? ? ? WHY HAS ZIZIC NOT HAD AT LEAST SOME MEANINGFUL MINUTES OVER THE SEASON SO HE COULD AT LEAST CONTRIBUTE SOME CENTER TIME WHEN CAVS HAVE AN INJURY TO LOVE ?? ???

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