Kevin Love's status for playoffs now in doubt after dislocated shoulder

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The fallout from a physical night of basketball in Boston last night continued with an update on Kevin Love's injury status. Elsewhere in the NBA playoffs there were a couple of crucial wins for series underdogs.

Over in the NFL the hype surrounding this week's NFL Draft has only intensified with rumors of another team willing to trade their top five pick. And last, but by no means least, the NHL Playoffs kicked up a gear as one fancied team made it safely through to the second round.


We begin in the NBA playoffs, where the Cleveland Cavaliers will likely be without one of their key players for at least part of their second round series.

Reports suggest that Kevin Love has dislocated his left shoulder and the Cavaliers themselves fear he will be out for a minimum of two weeks. Love left last night's game against the Celtics in the first quarter.

With the Chicago Bulls (3-1 up against the Bucks at present) likely coming up next for Cleveland the prospect of missing Love for much of the series would be a huge blow. Especially considering the former Timberwolves man's playoff form to date (averaging over 18 points).

Elsewhere in the playoffs, the Wizards secured a series sweep of the Toronto Raptors, while wins for the Dallas Mavericks and an Austin Rivers inspired LA Clippers kept both teams in contention against the Rockets and Spurs respectively.


Across to the NFL and, with just three days to go until the 2015 draft, the Oakland Raiders appear keen to trade their number four pick.

With Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper the man predicted to go at that spot, and the Raiders in need of a passing threat, many have expected Oakland to stick with what they had. The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles have been mentioned as potential trade partners though should the franchise opt for quantity over WR quality.


Finally, in the NHL playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens have advanced to the second round.

Goalie Carey Price was the man in form for the Habs and his 43 saves helped the franchise to a 2-0 win over the Ottowa Senators. A result that was good enough to clinch the series in six.

Cavaliers fans: Can your team still progress in the playoffs without Kevin Love? Let us know in the comments section below...

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