BREAKING: Kevin Love (concussion) now out for Game 7 vs. Celtics
Updating now: Kevin Love is out for Game 7
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) May 26, 2018
Things are quickly developing, as just 10 minutes ago, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said that Love has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol and his status for Game 7 on Sunday night was unclear. Now, however, Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon says that Love will not play this weekend and The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd also confirmed the news.
Kevin Love is in the league's concussion protocol and has been ruled out of Game 7, according to a league source.
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) May 26, 2018
Love suffered the injury when he was run into by Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, and immediately went down to the ground grabbing at his head. He had to be helped off the court by trainer Steve Spiro and teammate George Hill. He played just five scoreless minutes of action, grabbing four rebounds.
The Cavs are now extremely short-handed with Love definitively out for Game 7. The good news is that they’ll have a day to decide on the lineups they want to use and how to play without him. After a 46-point, 11-rebound, and nine-assist night on Friday, LeBron James might need to do the exact same for the Cavs to win on Sunday night.