Cavaliers’ Kevin Love in locker room with concussion after elbow to head from Barnes
OAKLAND — The play happened midway through the second quarter. Klay Thompson missed a three from the right wing; Kevin Love was under the basket for the rebound, and Harrison Barnes came flying in to get the offensive board. Barnes inadvertently elbowed Love to the head.
Love went down and stayed down for a minute after the play ended. However, he cleared concussion protocols at first and stayed in the game. He also came back out to start the second half.
But after a couple of minutes, he experienced dizziness and was taken back to the Cavaliers’ locker room for treatment. He has now been placed under the league’s concussion protocol, the team announced.
“Kevin did not exhibit any signs or symptoms during the first half, or at halftime, that would have caused him to be placed in the concussion protocol prior to now,” the NBA said in an official release.
He will have to clear a series of steps outlined in the protocol to play in Game 3 (or any others).