Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

Kevin Love leaves Game 6 with head injury, will not return

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Cavs forward Kevin Love (Getty Images)

Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love left Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston's Jayson Tatum.

He's been ruled out for the game.

Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at Charlotte with a concussion, immediately raised his arm as if to signal he needed help.

He stayed down for several minutes before he was helped to his feet. He walked unsteadily to the bench with guard George Hill holding his Love's arm. Love sat briefly before heading to the locker room for further evaluation.

Tatum stayed in the game.

Love, who is in his fourth season with Cleveland and is the club's second-best player, is averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds in the series.

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