Boston Celtics

The Cavaliers will have to win Game 7 in Boston without Kevin Love at their disposal, as the 6-foot-10 big remains in the NBA concussion protocol after leaving Friday’s Game 6 victory with concussion-like symptoms.

Love’s injury occurred when he collided with the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum five minutes into Game 6.

With Love out, Jeff Green saw a heavy uptick in his minutes, with 31 minutes and 14 points behind a 4-of-10 night from the field. Larry Nance Jr. also pitched in with 21 minutes off the bench, while Tristan Thompson logged 28 minutes.

“We would guard obviously a little bit differently with Kevin in the game, but obviously with the different matchups that they’re playing and everything else, when they went small, I thought those guys all reacted very effectively,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said. “Jeff Green was great [Friday]. [Kyle] Korver came in and made some shots and did what he does. George Hill was tremendous. Other guys picked up the slack for [Love] being out.”

The 29-year-old Love averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds through the first five games of the Eastern Conference Finals.