Kevin Love has been informed that he will not be playing in tonight's pivotal Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Love suffered a concussion during Game 2 at Oracle Arena and although he was lobbying for a chance to suit up, he will not been medically cleared.

Love finished with just five points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of action during Game 2 and if the Cavs can find a way to make it a 2-1 series tonight the narrative heading into Game 4 is going to be a disaster for Tyronn Lue.

Richard Jefferson has reportedly been penciled in as a replacement for Love. RJ, who is 35 mind you, played in 26 minutes off the bench during Cleveland's blowout loss in Game 2.