Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love in Concussion Protocol, Ruled Out for Game 7

    Collision with Jayson Tatum removes Cavs All-Star from Game 7

    BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 3: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball against the Boston Celtics on January 3, 2018 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

    Kevin Love played only five minutes in Game 6 against the Boston Celtics.

    In the first quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star suffered a head-to-head collision with Boston’s Jayson Tatum, and immediately went to the ground.

    Tatum walked away, shaking it off. Love walked, with help, to the locker room and didn’t return.

    News broke Saturday afternoon that Love is now ruled out of Sunday’s Game 7 as well, after entering the league’s concussion protocol.

    Love was 0 of 3 with a minus-4 in his five minutes, and Cleveland won Game 6 without him, but this is still a serious blow for the Cavaliers.

    Despite poor shooting overall, Love is averaging a double-double (13.9 points, 10 rebounds) in the postseason. He’s also hit on 27 of 78 3-pointers (34.6 percent). His 31.1 minutes average is going to be a steep hill for Cleveland’s role players to fill in a road game Sunday night.

    Stay tuned to CLNSMedia.com for more on Love’s status and all of Game 7.