He's back! Cavs star Kevin Love will play in Game 1 vs. Warriors after concussion

Cavalier fans can take a deep breath before tonight's game, as there's a silver lining awaiting them: Kevin Love will be suiting up.

Brittany King

So, you're saying there's a chance?


The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Thursday that forward Kevin Love will be suiting up after all for tonight's (May 31) Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. Phew. 


It was up in the air for a few days after the 29-year-old suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics and missed the rest.

Ive been through enough for a guy who has been here for 12 years. Its been well worth it.

Love was then placed in the concussion protocol and also was benched in Game 7 in order to recover. 


Having him the team's second-leading scorer behind All-Star LeBron James, and their leading rebounderback against the Warriors will have a significant impact on the outcome. 


Love is averaging 13.9 points on 38.8 percent shooting, 10.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game during the 2018 postseason, according to ESPN.