The Cavaliers will be without their second-leading scorer heading into Sunday’s Eastern Conference finals Game 7 at TD Garden.
Cleveland announced forward Kevin Love was ruled out of the winner-take-all tilt and has been placed in the concussion protocol. Love exited Game 6 after colliding with the Celtics Jayson Tatum.
It is not the first time Love has dealt with concussions, having missed a game in last season’s NBA finals due to the ailment, while also experiencing the issue in March.
Love was averaging 13.9 points over 31.1 minutes per game in his 17 postseason contests this season. He has averaged 12.5 points and 9.8 rebounds a game throughout the six games against the Celtics in the best-of-seven series.
The injury presumably opens the door for Jeff Green to get increased time, with the former Celtic totaling 31minutes and 14 points in Game 6.
Kevin Love has been ruled out for Game 7 with concussion-like symptoms after this collision with Jayson Tatum in the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/GKAhgqbhDi
— ESPN (@espn) May 26, 2018
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