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.
Sources: Cleveland All-Star Kevin Love will miss Game 7 against Boston in East Finals on Sunday and is in the NBA’s concussion protocol.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 26, 2018
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.