Already without starting center Tristan Thompson, the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly suffered another casualty before their showdown with the Boston Celtics.
During warmups an errant pass drilled Kevin Love in the face. Fortunately, J.R. Smith was on the scene to break his fall.
No one is safe in Cavs' warm-ups. pic.twitter.com/LGPkhLVXLx— ESPN (@espn) April 6, 2017
How shook up was Love? He had four points and eight rebounds in the first quarter.