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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers beat Hawks 114-111, take 3-0 lead in Eastern Conference Finals

By Michael Beaven Published: May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND: LeBron James put the finishing touches on his 12th triple-double in his NBA Playoffs career by swishing a 3-pointer, blocking a Jeff Teague shot and converting a layup as the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 114-111 in overtime.

A raucous sold-out Quicken Loans Arena crowd of 20,562 witnessed James total 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists.

The result gives the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead in Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland can eliminate Atlanta and advance to the NBA Finals with a victory in Game 4 on Tuesday.

James made the 3-point shot with 36.6 seconds to go in overtime, blocked the shot at 30.3 and scored the layup at 12.8.

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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers, Hawks tied at 104-104, Game 3 heads to overtime

By Michael Beaven Published: May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers and Hawks concluded the fourth quarter tied at 104-104, forcing a five minute overtime period.

LeBron James led all players with his 12th triple-double in his NBA Playoffs career by tallying 32 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. James played 42 of 48 minutes.

Jeff Teague scored consecutive baskets to give the Hawks a 104-100 lead with 1:38 to go. The Cavaliers drew even at 104-104 with 18.1 seconds to go after two free throws by James, a layup by Tristan Thompson and a free throw by Iman Shumpert.

Teague fired a 3-pointer just prior to the fourth quarter buzzer and missed.

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NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers lead Hawks 81-76 after three quarters in Game 3

By Michael Beaven Published: May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND: LeBron James needed just three quarters to accumulate enough points, rebounds and assists to record his 12th triple-double in his NBA Playoffs career.

James entered the fourth quarter with 25 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Cavaliers were up by five points on the Hawks.

James ignited the Quicken Loans Arena crowd with a powerful right-hand dunk in the final moments of the third quarter. Prior to that, he mixed in some jumpers and nifty passes to help the Cavaliers overcome a one-point halftime deficit.

James also moved into sixth place in all-time points in the NBA Playoffs history.

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NBA Playoffs: Hawks lead Cavaliers 49-48 at halftime of Game 3

By Michael Beaven Published: May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND: The Hawks clinged to a 1-point lead heading into halftime, but will face the challenge of holding the advantage in the second half without Al Horford.

Horford was ejected with 34.3 seconds to go in the second quarter after getting tangled up with Matthew Dellavedova of the Cavaliers.

Referees reviewed video of the play and saw Horford land an elbow to Dellavedova’s body as the two men hit the floor battling for a rebound. Horford received a Flagrant-2 foul and was tossed from the game. Dellavedova was issued a technical foul on the play.

The second quarter, much like the first quarter, was not pretty offensively for either team. The Cavs made just 15-of-47 from the field and 11-of-16 from the free throw line. The Hawks made 18-of-38 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free throw line.

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NBA Playoffs: Hawks lead Cavaliers 24-21 after one quarter in Game 3

By Michael Beaven Published: May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers overcame a slow start in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to trail the Hawks by three points following one quarter at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Hawks jumped out to a 12-4 lead with 7:19 to go in the first quarter. Al Horford scored eight points during the spurt for Atlanta, which started 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line. Cleveland started 1-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line with Matthew Dellavedova scoring all four points.

The Hawks advantage reached nine points twice, 16-7 and 19-10. The Cavs creeped closer to conclude the quarter following a J.R. Smith layup, three free throws by James Jones and a 3-pointer by Dellavedova.

LeBron James went 0-for-9 from the field in the first quarter and was scoreless with five rebounds and two assists. James is playing in his 171st NBA Playoff game, and this was just the third time he did not score in the opening quarter.

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Kyrie Irving will miss Game 3 of conference finals against Hawks

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 24, 2015

 

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving will not play tonight when the Cavs host the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. It is the second game Irving has missed with tendinitis in his left knee.

 

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Game 3 Pregame: Hawks at Cavs

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 24, 2015

 

Time: 8:30 p.m.; Place: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: TNT

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Cavs 94, Hawks 82; Jason Lloyd's 20 thoughts on defense, unsung heroes and a commanding lead

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 23, 2015

 

ATLANTA: Twenty thoughts for the Cavs' biggest lead of the night in what was an awfully impressive 94-82 win over the Atlanta Hawks to give them a commanding 2-0 series lead in the conference finals…

1. There was a quiet belief within the Cavs after the way Game 1 unfolded they could win this series without Kyrie Irving, but they couldn’t sweep it. That may have been incorrect. Following this game, and the way the Cavs killed the Hawks’ spirit in the second half, a series victory is now inevitable and a sweep certainly seems possible.

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LeBron James' near triple-double without Irving guides Cavs to win, commanding lead over Hawks

By Jason Lloyd Published: May 23, 2015

 

ATLANTA: The Cavs are down to one superstar and plenty of helping hands. The Hawks might be down to their last rites.

LeBron James had 30 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists and the Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 Friday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. And they did it without Kyrie Irving.

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NBA playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers lead Atlanta Hawks 84-66 after third quarter

By George Thomas Published: May 22, 2015

Cavs 84 Hawks 66

The Cavaliers used a 16-4 run to take control of the game and pull away in the third quarter by outscoring the Hawks 30-17 in the frame.  Akron’s LeBron James continued to do what he does – dominate.  He tossed in nine points in the quarter, but he also balanced it by getting his teammates involved by dishing out five assists in the third.  He stood close to a triple-double with 28 points,  seven rebounds and nine assists.  His band of merry role players also put in overtime.  Iman Shumpert delivered the quietest scoring in the game, but by the end of the third had 14 points and Thompson cleaned the glass, grabbing 14 rebounds by the end of the period.   The Hawks suffered their own version of bad luck as they lost sharpshooter Kyle Korver to injury, putting their offense in a precarious situation heading into the fourth quarter.

Leaders

Points: LeBron James (Cavs) 28

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