Cavaliers forward Kevin Love could miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors while remaining on concussion protocol, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue told reporters on Tuesday before the team flew to the Bay Area. he is still in the concussion protocol and is not "sure" if he will be available for Game 1.
– Dave McMenamin (@mcten) May 29, 2018
Love suffered a commotion in the Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals last Friday when he hit heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum. Jeff Green started for Love in Game 7 and scored 19 points with eight rebounds in an 87-79 win at Cleveland on Sunday.
Unfortunately, Love has a history of lost time in the Finals. He missed a game in the 2016 final with a concussion and missed all the 2015 Finals with the shoulder separated.
Average only 13.9 points per game in the playoffs after averaging 17.6 in the regular season. If Game 1 is to be lost (scheduled for Thursday at 9 p.m. ET), Green is expected to start and additional pressure will fall on Kyle Korver, JR Smith and others to account for the ability to score and rebound. of Love.