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Plain Dealer

Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson to start Game 1 against Warriors

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Kevin Love will start Game 1 against the Warriors after missing most of the last two games with a concussion, and that Tristan Thompson is in the lineup next to him.

SFGate

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love cleared for Game 1 of NBA Finals

Kevin Love has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol and is available to play Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night, the Cavaliers announced. After sustaining a concussion Friday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Love missed Game 7 against the Celtics on Sunday. Love, who is the Cavaliers’ second-leading scorer this postseason at 13.8 points per game, is expected to start Game 1 against Golden State. The Warriors will be without forward Andre Iguodala (left lateral leg contusion/bone bruise) on Thursday. ...

Fox Sports

Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.

The Mercury News

NBA Finals: Kevin Love cleared to play for Cavaliers

OAKLAND — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA’s concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors on Thursday night. Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to play in Game 7. He traveled […]

The Denver Post

Kevin Love cleared to play for Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night.

www.chron.com

Cavs' Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1 of NBA Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland forward Kevin Love has completed the NBA's concussion protocols and is cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday night. Love was injured early in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston and was not able to play in Game 7. He traveled to California with the Cavaliers and was on the floor with them during practice Wednesday at Oracle Arena. While the Cavaliers will be at full strength, the Warriors will not. Golden State forward Andre Iguodala is out because of a bone bruise in his left knee that sidelined him...

Golden State Of Mind

Kevin Love cleared to play in Game 1

Cleveland will be at full strength when the NBA Finals begin. When the NBA Finals begin tonight, the Golden State Warriors will not be at full strength. Forward Andre Iguodala, who injured his knee in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, will be sitting out his fifth consecutive game. Their opponent, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, will be at full strength. The team announced on Thursday night that All-Star power forward Kevin Love, who was suffering from concussion-like symptoms, is good to play in Game 1. STATUS UPDATE: @kevinlove has...

The Mercury News

Why Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is being held out of NBA Finals Media Day

Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love will not participate in NBA Finals Day as he continues to go through the league’s mandated concussion protocol, the NBA announced Wednesday. It remains to be seen how this affects Love’s availability to for […]

www.bostonherald.com

Cavs' Kevin Love satisfied as strained season leads to NBA Finals

CLEVELAND — Kevin Loves arms are lined with finger-nail scratches, discolored bruises and abrasions, hard-earned mementos from months battling under the basket against other NBA big men.Some of the surface wounds are healing, some are fresh.Other marks are hidden.On the eve of his fourth straight NBA Finals with Cleveland, and while recovering from a concussion suffered last week against Boston, Love has persisted and prevailed during a season in which he revealed dealing with anxiety and panic attacks for much of his life.Its been an emotionally straining — but ultimately rewarding —...

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love will start against the Warriors if he clears concussion protocol

"He's going to go do some things today and see how he feels," Ty Lue said of Love. "But he is in the protocol still, so we'll see how he feels."

Fox Sports

Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown

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.

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love remains in NBA concussion protocol, status unknown for Game 1 of the Finals

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kevin Love remains in the NBA's concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the Finals Thursday is in question, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. Love was injured in the first quarter of Game 6 against...

www.chron.com

Cavs' Kevin Love still in concussion program, status for Game 1 unknown

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 before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday's 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...

Plain Dealer

Cavaliers keeping Kevin Love out of NBA concussion protocol for now

Kevin Love was not diagnosed with a concussion nor placed in the league's protocol in the first few hours after his nasty collision with Jayson Tatum, but all of that could still change.

CelticsBlog

Report: Kevin Love out for Game 7

Entered concussion protocol, per Joe Vardon, and will not play Sunday night in Boston. Kevin Love will not play in Sunday’s Game 7 between the Cavaliers and Celtics, he entered the NBA’s concussion protocol on Saturday according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. Updating now: Kevin Love is out for Game 7— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) May 26, 2018 Love exited Game 6 in the first quarter after colliding with Jayson Tatum and falling to the floor. He left with help from George Hill and trainers looking dazed, but the Cavs did not immediately diagnose a concussion. Even today Ty Lue...

Detroit Free Press

Cavaliers' Kevin Love in concussion protocol, will miss Game 7 vs. Celtics

Kevin Love is being placed in the NBAs concussion protocol and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.        

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love out of Game 6 after banging heads with Jayson Tatum

Kevin Love is being evaluated for a concussion and will miss the rest of Game 6.

Plain Dealer

Kevin Love placed in concussion protocol, out for Game 7

Kevin Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and is out for Game 7.

www.bostonherald.com

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love placed in concussion protocol, declared out for Sunday’s Game 7

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol Saturday and declared out for Sunday’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics.The 8:30 p.m. game at TD Garden will determine the East’s representative in the NBA Finals, which open May 31 at the home of the West champion. The Rockets lead the defending champion Warriors 3-2 going into Saturday’s Game 6.The Cavs have been to three consecutive Finals since LeBron James returned to Cleveland in the summer of 2014.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Love was flying with the team to Boston Saturday...

CelticsBlog

How will Kevin Love’s status impact Game 7?

Kevin Love appeared to suffer a concussion in the first quarter of Game 6 and it’s unclear if he’ll play in Game 7. Considering how the Cavaliers played after he went down, will it matter? The Celtics stepped into dangerous territory in Game 6. By name, it’s elimination LeBron James. By number, that signifies at least 30 points in 13 of James’ last 14 match ups when a loss would mean he’s going home. It’s the biggest reason three-fourths of the league hadn’t yet reached the NBA when he last missed the NBA Finals in 2010. James’ continuation of unparalleled excellence,...

www.bostonherald.com

Cavs' Love has head injury, status for Game 7 unknown

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love's troubled season has twisted again.The Cavaliers All-Star forward, who has battled injuries and criticism while revealing he suffered panic attacks in the past, may have to sit out Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals after injuring his head Friday night during the first quarter of Cleveland's 109-99 win over the Boston Celtics.Love was kept out of the second half of Game 6 following his violent collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.Cleveland's medical staff checked Love for a concussion, and the team announced at halftime the 29-year-old would not return to...

www.bostonherald.com

Celtics notebook: Cleveland’s Kevin Love to miss Game 7 due to concussion

Subtitle: Tatum all clear after collisionPreparing for a Cavaliers team in Game 7 without Kevin Love might sound like a benefit, though based on what happened in Game 6, the Celtics have a right to be worried tonight.The concussed forward’s absence led to increased minutes for Larry Nance Jr., who became an athletic pest down the stretch of the Celtics’ loss, scoring six of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of tip dunks. George Hill and Jordan Clarkson also had added impact. Hill’s expanded role in the offense resulted in a 20-point Game 6 performance.“That...

www.bostonherald.com

LeBron, back in Boston, for another Cavs farewell

BOSTON — LeBron James and the depleted Cleveland Cavaliers wont get any sympathy from the Celtics when they return to Boston for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.Already laboring to reach his eighth straight NBA Finals with a supporting crew made mostly of cast-offs and throw-ins, James lost the only other All-Star on the roster on Saturday when Kevin Love was declared out for the series finale with a concussion.Now, in what could be his final game in a Cleveland uniform — again — James will have to do it largely on his own.In Boston, where the Celtics are perfect so far this...

Off the Bench podcast: Raja Bell 'Kevin Love was much of an outcast as you can be on a team'

On the Off the Bench podcast with Kanell and Bell, former Cavaliers executive Raja Bell claims when he was in Cleveland, Kevin Love was as much of an outcast as you can be on a team.

Tiki and Tierney: Cavaliers players frustrated with Kevin Love

Tiki and Tierney discuss reports that several teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers are upset with Kevin Love.

Kevin Love says Cavaliers' playing was 'ugly' in loss to Hawks | NBA on ESPN

Kevin Love says the Cleveland Cavaliers' playing was 'ugly' in the loss to the Atlanta Hawks. ✔