Cavaliers' Kevin Love (shoulder contusion) leaves game vs. Lakers
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Cavaliers' Kevin Love (shoulder contusion) leaves game vs. Lakers

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has re-injured his surgically repaired left shoulder.

Love, whose shoulder was dislocated in last year's playoffs, left the floor in the final minute of the first half of Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Love turned toward Cleveland's bench and said ''it's my shoulder'' before heading straight to the locker room for treatment. Love's left arm hung limply to his side as he exited.

It's not clear how or when Love got hurt.

At halftime, the Cavs only said Love will not return in the second half. The team is expected to provide more information following the game.

The loss of Love in last year's first round derailed Cleveland's NBA title hopes. Still, the club signed him to a maximum contract this summer.

Love came in averaging 15.8 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

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