Kevin Love status for Game One still unclear as he remains in concussion protocol

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game One of the NBA Finals is still unclear.

Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue gave an update on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday's opener.

The Cavs are playing the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the fourth straight year.

Love missed Game Seven of the Eastern Conference finals at Boston after banging heads with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the previous game. Jeff Green started for Love in Game Seven and finished with 19 points with eight rebounds in Cleveland's 87-79 victory.

Love has played center and forward this season and is averaging 13.9 points and 10.0 rebounds this postseason. He sat out the 2015 finals with a separated shoulder.

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