Cavs' Kevin Love exits after he re-injures left shoulder

CLEVELAND 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.

After the game, the Cavs said Love had suffered "a left shoulder contusion."

Love also told reporters he does not expect to miss any time.

"At the time I really didn't know what it was," Love said. "It's like when you get hit in the funny bone in your elbow, it's just shooting pain. It felt like fire was running down my arm. It's just a stinger."

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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