Without Kevin Love, Cavs Need Another Level of Hero Ball from LeBron James

With Kyrie Irving traded, Isaiah Thomas never regaining form and Kevin Love missing a quarter of the season to injury, LeBron James has almost single-handedly carried the Cleveland Cavaliers all season.nfl cheap jerseys

Now, even his limits will be tested.

As the Cavs enter Game 7 against the Boston Celtics with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line, they’ll do so without Love, their second-leading scorer and only other All-Star.

Love has been ruled out for Game 7 after accidentally bumping heads with Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of Game 6. As the Cavaliers announced, Love must clear the concussion protocol to play again this season:

Kevin Love was evaluated today prior to the team’s flight to Boston this afternoon. He is experiencing concussion-like symptoms and has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol. He is now listed as nfl jerseys cheap china Out for tomorrow night’s game in Boston. His status will be updated as appropriate.

It’s been no secret that winning in Boston has been nearly impossible for visiting teams. The Celtics haven’t lost a home game since April 8 against the Atlanta Hawks, a night they played their starters limited minutes while resting up for the postseason. Boston is a perfect 10-0 in its building since the playoffs started and 3-0 against the Cavaliers.

Outside of James, Love was the only  authentic nfl jerseys
Cav enjoying any sort of success in Beantown. In those three road games, Love was giving Cleveland 17.7 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The next highest-scoring Cavalier? Backup guard Jordan Clarkson with 9.0 points, a number taken with only a two-game sample, given that he was benched in Boston for Game 2 after struggling nearly all postseason.

James’ scoring away from Quicken Loans Arena in this series is impressive (27.7 points, 47.8 percent shooting), but is nowhere near the remarkable 39.0 points on 57.5 percent shooting and 64.3 nfl jerseys wholesale percent from three he’s putting up at home.

It took 46 points from James in just over 46 minutes for the Cavaliers to even force a Game 7 without Love, and that was in Cleveland. George Hill chipped in a postseason-high 20 points, while Jeff Green (14 points) and Larry Nance Jr. (10) were the other Cavs in double figures.wholesale nfl jerseys