As for right now, Kevin Love’s status for Sunday’s Game 7 is very much up in the air.
Postgame, Cavs Tyronn Lue did not have an update on Love’s condition, only saying that Love had been undergoing tests at halftime. Love left Friday’s Game 6 in the first quarter after colliding with Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and did not return.
Love did not speak with the media after the game in an official capacity, but per The Athletic’s Jason Lloyd, Love says he has to pass more tests in order to play and his status for Game 7 is a “toss-up” at this point.
Saw Kevin Love on his way out of the arena. Sounds like we'll have more answers tomorrow. He has more tests to pass before he can be cleared to play. As for his status for Sunday: "Toss-up," he said.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) May 26, 2018
The Cavs are traveling Saturday, but Lue is scheduled to speak with the media on a conference call in the afternoon. That would be the earliest time the team would offer an update on Love’s status.
In Game 6, Cleveland pushed itself to survive without Love and made up for his absence. They have to do it again on Sunday.
“It was a natural thing,” Larry Nance Jr. said post-game about the team’s effort once Love exited. “You never want to see one of your guys go down, obviously. Everybody is hoping Kevin is alright. At the same time, it requires other guys to step up, and I think we certainly did that.”