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Injury Puts Ex-Zag In Storm’s Eye

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) is dragged by the arm by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston on Sunday. The play resulted in an injury to Love that forced him from the game. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer via AP)

When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. The two were fighting for a loose ball and from the naked eye, it appeared as if they just got tangled up and Love's arm simply slipped out of socket. But after reviewing the replay, an argument can be made that Olynyk deliberately intended to harm Love as he tugged and slightly twisted his arm. Following the sweep that advanced the Cavaliers to the second round, Love made it known that it was "very disheartening" and he agreed with that interpretation and felt it was a malicious act/Northeast Ohio Media Group. More here.

Question: Did you see the play that injured Kevin Love? Do you think Olynyk was trying to harm Love?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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