Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown

ABS-CBN Sports on May 30, 2018 07:41 AM
Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown
In this Friday, May 25, 2018 photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill, right, talks with Kevin Love after Love hit his head in the first half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics in Cleveland. Love injured his head in Game 6 and his status for Game 7 remains unclear. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter and sat out the second half of Cleveland’s 109-99 win as a precaution. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

By Tom Withers, Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unclear.

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue gave an update Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) opener. The Cavs are playing the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the fourth straight year.

Love missed Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals at Boston after banging heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the previous game. Jeff Green started for Love in Game 7 and finished with 19 points with eight rebounds in Cleveland’s 87-79 victory.

Love has played center and forward this season and is averaging 13.9 points and 10.0 rebounds this postseason. He sat out the 2015 finals with a separated shoulder.

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