Kevin Love suffers worrying injury after coming together during Celtics playoff game

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The Cleveland Cavaliers look to be making easy work of their first round playoff match-up against the Boston Celtics at the time of writing.

But the New England team may have just landed a lasting blow to their opponents chances of lifting the NBA title.

Marred by injury

With just over five minutes left in the first quarter of Game Four between the Cavs and Celtics, Kevin Love was forced out of the game after a worrying coming together with Boston center Kelly Olynyk. A video of which can be seen further down this article.

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Love tangled with Olynyk as the pair scrambled to collect a rebounded shot and, much to the despair of the Cleveland fan base, it was the former Timberwolves man who came off worse. 

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At this stage the Cavaliers are simply classifying the injury as a lower shoulder issue but there are fears Kevin Love could have suffered a dislocation.

Concern moving forward

If this is the case there must then be questions raised about the player's chances of playing in the early stages of the Cavaliers' second round series - assuming of course they secure what a fourth win against Boston in the near future.

With the Chicago Bulls looking likely to be the team they would face in round two, being without one of their 'Big Three' would be a huge blow. Especially considering Kevin Love's playoff play so far.

Cavaliers fans: How much of a miss would Kevin Love be, and should Olynyk have been punished for the play? Let us know in the comments section below...

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