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Kevin Love To Miss Eastern Conference Semifinals

After dislocating his shoulder in Game 4 against the Boston Celtics, Kevin Love will miss the second round of the playoffs.

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After tangling arms with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk, Kevin Love grabbed his arm in apparent pain and rushed directly to the locker room.

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In slow motion, you can see Olynyk roughly grab Love's arm after the rebound.

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Kevin Love suggested to reporters that Olynyk purposely meant to hurt him.

Kevin Love: "I thought it was a bush-league play ... I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose"

But Olynyk insisted that Love's comments were "ridiculous."

Olynyk told the Boston Herald Sunday night: "That's ridiculous. I would never intentionally hurt Kevin or anyone else. He locked my arm up, I locked up his as we were fighting for a loose ball. You lock up arms all the time in this league."Olynyk said that he tried to reach Love to apologize through multiple contacts but was unsuccessful."I wish him a very speedy recovery, and I hope he can come back to help his team in the playoffs," Olynyk said.
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Olynyk told the Boston Herald Sunday night: "That's ridiculous. I would never intentionally hurt Kevin or anyone else. He locked my arm up, I locked up his as we were fighting for a loose ball. You lock up arms all the time in this league."

Olynyk said that he tried to reach Love to apologize through multiple contacts but was unsuccessful.

"I wish him a very speedy recovery, and I hope he can come back to help his team in the playoffs," Olynyk said.

The NBA announced that Kelly Olynyk was suspended for one game following the incident.

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The Cavs reported that Love sustained a left shoulder dislocation. You can read the full press release here.

UPDATE: Cavs GM David Griffin says not to expect Kevin Love back at all this post season.

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