2018 NBA Playoffs

The fallout from Kevin Love (concussion) being declared out for Game 7

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Kevin Love will not play in Game 7 on Sunday night after entering the league's concussion protocol. The Cavs ruled him out on Saturday afternoon in the wake of a head collision with Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of Game 6. Love missed the final 43 minutes of that contest after experiencing concussion-like symptoms after the collision. It was the third concussion Love has suffered over the past two years.

Tatum remained in the game after the impact and he appears to be ready to roll for Game 7 after getting checked on by Celtics doctors on Saturday.

"We had our primary physician and our team doc both in here today checking on him. And he's great," Brad Stevens said Saturday in a conference call. "He felt great this morning, felt great last night when we landed, felt great after the game. Nothing there, as far as to be concerned about, but we will continue to check in."

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