Love injured his shoulder in a tie-up with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk during the first quarter of Game 4.
Olynyk apologized, saying he did not purposely attempt to injure Love, which the Cavs big man alleged after the game.
The NBA suspended Olynyk a game for the incident, one of a number of punishments, including a two-game suspension for Cavs guard J.R. Smith and $15,000 fine for center Kendrick Perkins, following the contentious series-clinching game of the first-round series between Cleveland and Boston.
Even without Love and Smith, Griffin remains optimistic about the Cavs’ chances.
Cavs GM David Griffin on life without Kevin Love (and 2 games without JR Smith): I don't expect us to just survive. I expect us to thrive.