Kevin Love being evaluated for concussion, out for second half
It happened just five minutes into the game — Cleveland’s Kevin Love and Boston’s Jayson Tatum banged heads.
Love was in the midpost and part of his job was to set a screen for George Hill, who was racing out to the arc. In doing so, Love and Tatum banged heads and it wasn’t pretty.
Love spent a few minutes on the ground, went straight to the locker room, and has not returned to the game.
Tatum did not leave the game.
There still is no official word on if Love has a concussion. If he does, he will go into the league’s mandated concussion protocol — which means to be cleared he has to be symptom free through a series of physical tests — and it would be a challenge for him to be back for a Game 7, if there is one.
And their likely will be one. After struggling in the rest of the first quarter without Love, the Cavaliers have gotten solid performances out of Hill, Jeff Green, and of course, LeBron James has been brilliant. The Cavaliers have a comfortable 15-point lead late in the third quarter.