Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is in the NBA concussion protocol and will miss Game 7 Sunday night against the Celtics on Sunday night at TD Garden.
STATUS UPDATE: @kevinlove is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol.— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 26, 2018
He is now listed as OUT for Game 7 in Boston.
The winner Sunday night advances to the NBA Finals.
Love, the Cavs' second-leading scorer behind LeBron James and their leading rebounder, collided with Celtics rookie forward Jayson Tatum and they bumped heads when the Cavs were on offense in the first quarter of Boston's 113-103 loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night in Cleveland.
Love was down on the court for a few minutes, walked off the floor with help, but didn't return.
Tatum was shaken up, stayed in the game and said "I'm fine" afterward.
The #Celtics Brad Stevens said the team will continue to monitor Jayson Tatum for concussion-like symptoms, but he felt good after the game, good when the team landed, and good this morning and so far is good to go for Game 7 vs the #Cavs on Sunday.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) May 26, 2018