Report: Kevin Love won't be suspended for Game 2 of NBA Finals

Tristan Thompson could face additional punishment

Daryl Ruiter
June 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) is involved in an altercation with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during overtime in game one of the 2018 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

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Cleveland, OH (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Cavaliers finally caught a break in the NBA Finals.

The league office has decided not to suspend forward Kevin Love for Game 2 after he stepped on the floor during a stoppage in the closing seconds of overtime as an altercation broke out according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports.

Love went to argue the foul called on and ejection of Tristan Thompson before Thompson and Draymond Green nearly came to blows and had to be separated after Green taunted Thompson.

The league is still revieiwing Thompson's actions according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and a decision is expected Friday afternoon.

Thompson's ejection and the subsequent dust up capped what was a frustrating and demoralizing ending to a brilliant 51-point performance by LeBron James in Game 1 that saw the Cavs lose in overtime 124-114.

The game was marred by a multitude of officiating gaffes, including a controversial review and reversal as well as a no call on a lane violation by Green at the end of regulation before JR Smith attempted to dribble out the clock promoting Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue to say James and his team were "robbed."