Kevin Love listed as ‘out’ for tonight’s Game 3 of NBA Finals

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Kevin Love has not been cleared to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

The Cleveland Cavaliers said in a statement that Love will remain in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

His status for Game 4 “will be updated at the appropriate time.”

Love was injured in the first half of Sunday’s Game 2 when he was accidentally elbowed in the back of the head by Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, it was reported that Love took part in a portion of the Cavaliers’ shootaround.

He has been following the league’s concussion protocol, which requires him to gradually increase his physical activity.

The 27-year-old missed the finals last year after dislocating his shoulder earlier in the playoffs and undergoing surgery.

He’s been a major contributor this postseason, and the Cavs need him if they are going to cut into Golden State’s 2-0 lead in the series.

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