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Kevin Love leaves Game 2 with possible head injury

Love was elbowed in the back of the head in the second quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Kevin Love will be placed into the NBA's concussion protocol following an incident in the second quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 2 NBA Finals loss to the Warriors, the league announced.

Love was elbowed in the back of the head by Harrison Barnes in a scrum for a rebound in the second quarter on Sunday. Love fell to the floor and remained down as play continued. Draymond Green converted a bucket and was fouled, but avoided landing on Love, who was on the ground under the basket.

Love stayed on the court and continued to play for the rest of the second quarter, but removed himself from the game early in the third quarter and exited for the locker room. He appeared disoriented in his final play on the court.

The star forward had five points on 2-of-7 shooting in his 21 minutes on the court. Love is playing in his first NBA Finals after missing the 2015 series with a shoulder injury. He had 17 points and 13 rebounds in the Game 1 loss. If Love is unable to return, the Cavaliers will rely on Channing Frye, who has provided some big minutes in this year's playoffs.

Per NBA concussion protocol, Love will be evaluated again in the next 24 hours. If he is deemed to have a concussion, he will not be able to return to the court for at least the next 48 hours. He then must complete several subsequent steps of physical exertion symptom-free before he can return to the court.

We will update this story as we learn more.