After taking a blow to the head from Harrison Barnes in the first half, Kevin Love stayed in the game and made a three point shot. He had gone down to the floor after absorbing the blow and grabbed his head. It was very clearly a serious hit, so there were immediate questions about whether or not Love should continue in the game. Love stayed and even started the second half. Despite this, he left early on. The Cavs are saying he experienced dizziness and will enter the league's concussion protocol.
#Cavs F Kevin Love experienced dizziness in the third and is now under the league's concussion protocol.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 6, 2016
Sideline reporter Doris Burke emphasized that the Cavs checked Love at halftime and he exhibited no signs of a concussion. We will keep you updated moving forward on what this means, but you hope the best for Love.
NBA concussion protocol says a player must be evaluated in a "quiet, distraction free environment." Guess not applicable in the Finals.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) June 6, 2016
Kevin Love has been diagnosed with a concussion and has entered the NBA protocol.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 6, 2016