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    Kevin Love likely out for rest of playoffs due to 'extensive damage' to shoulder, say Cavs

    Apr 29, 2015
    Kevin Love was injured in the Cavaliers' series-sweeping win over Boston when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball. AP

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will likely miss the remainder of the postseason with "extensive" damage to his left shoulder.

    Cavs general manager David Griffin said on Wednesday the team is not expecting Love to return in the playoffs, one day after Cleveland announced Love would miss at least the next playoff series.

    Love was injured in Sunday's series-sweeping win over Boston when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball.

    Griffin said it would be a "real surprise" if Love was able to participate in the postseason.

    Love may need surgery and Griffin said he is still getting medical opinions.

    Olynyk was suspended one game by the NBA. Griffin said he was sickened that "a non-basketball play resulted in what it did."

    Griffin is confident the team can overcome losing Love after dealing with adversity all season.

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    Kevin Love was injured in the Cavaliers' series-sweeping win over Boston when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball. AP
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