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Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks 97-89 in Game 1


By PAUL NEWBERRY
Posted May 21 2015 12:40AM

ATLANTA (AP) J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

Yep, Smith was that hot.

While LeBron James led Cleveland with 31 points, it was Smith who ignited the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He made eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points in a 97-89 victory over the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.

"When he gets hot," Cleveland coach David Blatt marveled, "he gets smoking hot."

Intent on bringing Cleveland its first NBA title, James sealed the victory with a soaring dunk in the final minute.

For the Hawks, it was the second straight series in which they've lost the opening game at home. Cleveland will look to take command of the series in Game 2 Friday night.

Making matters worse for Atlanta, DeMarre Carroll went down with a knee injury driving to the basket with 4:59 remaining. He was helped to the locker room, not putting any weight on his left leg, and will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the seriousness.

Besides being the main defender on James, Carroll had been the Hawks' leading scorer in the playoffs. He was averaging more than 17 points coming into Atlanta's first conference final.

"DeMarre is a complete player," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He has a big impact at both ends of the court."

Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 27 points. But Atlanta didn't produce its usual balanced scoring, as two starters - Kyle Korver and Carroll - failed to reach double figures.

With Smith doing most of the damage, Cleveland outscored the Hawks 22-4 over the final 5 minutes of the third quarter and the first 2 minutes of the fourth. During that span, he made five 3-pointers and another jumper from just inside the arc, as well as throwing up a lob that Tristan Thompson dunked.

Smith has been a huge addition for the Cavaliers since he was acquired in January as part of a three-team trade with New York and Oklahoma City. A player once known for his selfishness, he had learned to work with within the confines of a team led by James.

When the Cavaliers really needed Smith in Game 1, he seemed to make every shot.

"Once I start shooting," Smith said, "everybody keeps telling me to keep shooting."

Cleveland scored the first 11 points of the final period - all but two on 3s by Smith - for its biggest lead, 85-67.

Carroll's injury silenced the raucous crowd and would be a tough blow for the Hawks to overcome. While he was being taken off, James came over to say a few words and pat the injured player on the head.

"We're all a brotherhood," James said. "You don't want anybody to get hurt like that."

Even without Carroll, Atlanta closed to 91-87 with about a minute remaining. But James got loose from Paul Millsap out near the arc, took off down the lane uncontested and slammed home a dunk that finished off the Hawks.

Having made their deepest run in the playoffs since 1970, the Hawks carried that momentum to a nine-point lead in the opening quarter. Atlanta shot 61 percent and James went to the bench with about 3 minutes remaining in the period after picking up his second foul.

Cleveland's dominance on the boards kept Atlanta from pulling away. Cleveland outrebounded the Hawks 15-6 over the first 12 minutes, actually yanking down more offensive rebounds (seven) than Atlanta's total output.

James returned in the second quarter and began to take control of the Cleveland offense. He scored 14 points in the period on 7-of-9 shooting, taking advantage when the Hawks tried to bait him into a third foul by guarding him with smaller players.

The game was tied 51-all at the half.

POUNDING THE BOARDS

The Cavaliers finished with a 49-37 rebounding edge, exposing Atlanta's major weakness during the regular season.

Timofey Mozgov led with 11 rebounds, while Thompson chipped in with 10.

James also had eight rebounds, giving the Cavaliers three players who had more than anyone on the Hawks. Millsap, Kyle Korver and Al Horford each had seven for Atlanta.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: This was the first time in franchise history that Cleveland won Game 1 of a playoff series on the road. The Cavs had been 0-14. ... Thompson had 14 points, while Mozgov and Iman Shumpert added 10 apiece.

Hawks: Horford had 16 points, Millsap 13 and Kent Bazemore 10, including a massive dunk in the second half. ... Bazemore figures to get even more playing time if Carroll is sidelined. ... Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sitting courtside. When he was shown on the video board, most of the crowd booed.

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CLE
ATL
     
    • 44.0%

    • 44.2%

    • 38.5%

    • 17.4%

    • 65.0%

    • 73.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE ATL
Total Rebounds 49 37
Offensive Rebounds 12 7
Turnovers 12 12
Fast Break Pts: 8 9
Biggest Lead: 18 9
Points in the Paint: 42 46
CLE ATL
p James   31 Teague   27
rb Mozgov   11 3 players   7
a 2 players   6 2 players   4
s 4 players   1 2 players   2
b Thompson   2 3 players   1
 
  • 11/15 - ATL 94 @ CLE 127
  • 12/17 - ATL 127 @ CLE 98
  • 12/30 - CLE 101 @ ATL 109
  • 03/06 - CLE 97 @ ATL 106
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 38:02 12-26 0-1 7-8 +3 1 7 8 6 3 1 4 0 1 31
T. Thompson F 42:12 5-7 0-0 4-7 +7 5 5 10 0 3 0 0 2 0 14
T. Mozgov C 23:40 5-9 0-0 0-0 -3 4 7 11 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
I. Shumpert G 34:19 1-7 0-3 2-4 +2 1 6 7 2 3 1 2 1 0 4
K. Irving G 27:19 4-10 2-3 0-1 +2 1 2 3 6 1 0 2 0 1 10
J. Jones   13:56 0-3 0-3 0-0 +11 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J.R. Smith   35:47 10-16 8-12 0-0 +8 0 8 8 3 2 1 2 1 1 28
M. Dellavedova   24:45 0-6 0-4 0-0 +10 0 2 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0
J. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marion DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-84 10-26 13-20   12 37 49 20 19 4 12 4 3 97
  44.0% 38.5% 65.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 15
Atlanta Hawks (60-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Carroll F 34:34 2-7 1-4 0-0 -6 1 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 5
P. Millsap F 37:45 3-11 0-3 7-10 +4 3 4 7 3 6 0 3 1 1 13
A. Horford C 37:44 8-12 0-1 0-1 +2 1 6 7 2 2 0 1 0 0 16
K. Korver G 36:19 3-5 2-4 1-1 -7 0 7 7 3 3 0 3 0 0 9
J. Teague G 38:36 11-24 1-6 4-4 +2 0 3 3 4 2 2 3 0 2 27
P. Antic   09:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 -10 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
D. Schroder   18:32 2-10 0-3 2-2 -13 1 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 1 6
K. Bazemore   15:59 4-5 0-1 2-3 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
M. Muscala   10:34 1-2 0-0 0-0 -12 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2
E. Brand   00:00 - - - -
J. Jenkins DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Mack DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Scott DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-77 4-23 17-23   7 30 37 19 21 6 12 3 4 89
  44.2% 17.4% 73.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Love, Varejao
  • Hawks: Daye, Sefolosha

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Hawks: Millsap

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #23 Jason Phillips, #26 Pat Fraher
  • Attendance: 18489
  • Duration: 2:36
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Horford vs Mozgov (James gains possession)
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  11:41
[CLE 2-0]
 
  11:26
[ATL 3-2]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  11:06  
Team Rebound  11:05  
  11:05 Millsap Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (P Fraher) 
James Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:56
[CLE 4-3]
 
  10:39
[ATL 5-4]
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST)  10:24
[CLE 6-5]
 
  09:59 Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:58  
Mozgov Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:39  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:37  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  09:23  
  09:16
[ATL 7-6]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Korver (1 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:45 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39
[ATL 9-6]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
Shumpert Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:21  
  08:06
[ATL 11-6]
Korver Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Foster)  08:06  
  08:06
[ATL 12-6]
Korver Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:55  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:54  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:52 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:46 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:45  
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  07:40
[CLE 9-12]
 
Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Foster)  07:29  
  07:29
[ATL 14-9]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:46
[ATL 16-9]
Carroll Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST) 
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:29  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:27  
Irving Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Carroll (1 ST)  06:24  
  06:21 Millsap Substitution replaced by Antic 
  06:16 Horford Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (S Foster) 
  06:16 Horford Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:02  
  05:47 Horford Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:43  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:35
[CLE 11-16]
 
  05:35 Korver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher) 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Korver Substitution replaced by Schroder 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  05:35  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  05:35  
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:35
[CLE 12-16]
 
  05:15
[ATL 18-12]
Teague Driving Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  04:52  
  04:38
[ATL 20-12]
Teague Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  04:22
[CLE 15-20]
 
  03:59
[ATL 22-15]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:44 Schroder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster) 
  03:44 Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
Irving Jump Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:34 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:25 Antic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:15  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:14  
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Missed  03:12  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:11  
James Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Phillips)  03:04  
James Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:04  
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  03:04  
Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Carroll Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  02:55 Horford Substitution replaced by Korver 
  02:55
[ATL 23-15]
Schroder Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:55
[ATL 24-15]
Schroder Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST)  02:39
[CLE 17-24]
 
  02:15 Millsap Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:14  
  02:08 Millsap Violation:Defensive Goaltending (P Fraher) 
Shumpert Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:08
[CLE 19-24]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  01:54  
  01:54 Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:54 Antic Substitution replaced by Horford 
  01:54 Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:52  
Irving Driving Jump shot: Missed  01:39  
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:38  
Irving Putback Layup Shot: Missed  01:36  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  01:35  
  01:35 Horford Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:35  
Team Rebound  01:35  
  01:35 Horford Substitution replaced by Muscala 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:35
[CLE 20-24]
 
  01:11 Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:09  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Muscala (1 BLK)  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:30.0
[ATL 26-20]
Millsap Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Schroder (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  00:17.1  
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  00:17.1  
  00:17.1 Bazemore Substitution replaced by Carroll 
  00:02.9 Schroder Driving Bank shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.9  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Schroder Substitution replaced by Carroll 
  11:39 Millsap Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:38 Muscala Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:38
[ATL 28-20]
Muscala Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  11:22
[CLE 23-28]
 
  11:00
[ATL 30-23]
Millsap Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carroll (1 AST) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:35
[CLE 25-30]
 
  10:14 Korver Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (S Foster) 
  10:14 Korver Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  10:14 Millsap Substitution replaced by Horford 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  10:14  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:58
[CLE 28-30]
 
  09:49 Muscala Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
  09:49 Muscala Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:18 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Teague (2 ST)  09:12  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Foster)  09:10  
  09:02 Teague Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:59  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:47 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:40
[ATL 33-28]
Carroll 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  08:18
[CLE 31-33]
 
  08:09 Teague Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
James Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  08:03
[CLE 33-33]
 
  08:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:47 Korver Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
James Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  07:34
[CLE 35-33]
 
  07:19
[ATL 35-35]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Muscala Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:39
[ATL 37-35]
Teague Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:16  
  06:16 Muscala Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  06:16 Korver Substitution replaced by Schroder 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  06:16  
  06:02
[ATL 39-35]
Horford Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Carroll (2 AST) 
Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Foster)  06:02  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:02  
  06:02 Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:34 Schroder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:27 Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:25  
Mozgov Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  05:17
[CLE 37-39]
 
  05:03 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:00  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:42
[ATL 41-37]
Horford Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Schroder (2 AST) 
Thompson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST)  04:16
[CLE 39-41]
 
  04:05
[ATL 43-39]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:04  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  04:04  
James Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:43
[CLE 41-43]
 
  03:24 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:23  
James Driving Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:16
[CLE 43-43]
 
  02:56
[ATL 45-43]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:33  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:32  
Mozgov Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:32
[CLE 45-45]
 
  02:21 Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:18  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Schroder (1 ST)  02:12  
  02:07 Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:04 Schroder Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  01:42  
  01:42  
  01:42 Horford Substitution replaced by Muscala 
  01:42 Schroder Substitution replaced by Korver 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Smith  01:42  
  01:42
[ATL 46-45]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:42
[ATL 47-45]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
James Driving Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:21
[CLE 47-47]
 
  01:05
[ATL 49-47]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:47.9 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:47.9 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  00:47.9 Korver Substitution replaced by Schroder 
  00:47.9 Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  00:36.7
[CLE 49-49]
 
  00:28.9 Schroder Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:25.9  
  00:10.7 Muscala Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Irving Free Throw Technical Missed  00:10.7  
Team Rebound  00:10.7  
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.7  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  00:04.0
[CLE 51-49]
 
  00:00.0
[ATL 51-51]
Bazemore Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Schroder (3 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36
[ATL 53-51]
Horford Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:20  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:15  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:47  
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  10:41  
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  10:34  
  10:34
[ATL 54-51]
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:34 Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:33  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:13 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (S Foster)  10:08  
  10:00 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:58  
James Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST)  09:54
[CLE 53-54]
 
  09:54 Carroll Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  09:54
[CLE 54-54]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  09:42  
  09:42
[ATL 55-54]
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:42
[ATL 56-54]
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:32 Carroll Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:17
[CLE 56-56]
 
  09:06 Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  09:04  
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:57
[CLE 58-56]
 
  08:39 Horford 3pt Shot: Missed 
Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:37  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:34  
James Substitution replaced by Smith  08:34  
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:22
[CLE 60-56]
 
  08:03
[ATL 58-60]
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Irving 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:42 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:36 Teague Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  07:34  
Shumpert Driving Jump shot: Missed  07:26  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  07:25  
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:22
[CLE 62-58]
 
  07:10
[ATL 61-62]
Korver 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carroll (3 AST) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:41 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:30 Horford Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  06:28  
Shumpert Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  06:18  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by James  06:18  
  06:18 Horford Substitution replaced by Antic 
  06:08 Millsap Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  06:08 Millsap Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  06:08 Millsap Technical (J Phillips) 
James Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  06:08
[CLE 63-61]
 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:53 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:45  
  05:45 Korver Substitution replaced by Schroder 
  05:42 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:41 Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:37 Millsap Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:35  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Antic (1 ST)  05:18  
  05:05 Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  04:57  
  04:57
[ATL 62-63]
Teague Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  04:57 Carroll Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
  04:57
[ATL 63-63]
Teague Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  04:52 Schroder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
  04:52 Teague Substitution replaced by Carroll 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  04:52  
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Schroder Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:12 Millsap Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  04:10 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:59 Schroder Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:58  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:47 Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:47 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:36 Schroder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:27 Antic Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  03:27
[CLE 64-63]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:27
[CLE 65-63]
 
  03:11 Millsap Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Foster) 
  03:11 Millsap Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:56
[CLE 68-63]
 
  02:42 Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:40 Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:38 Carroll Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:37  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  02:30
[CLE 71-63]
 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  02:06  
  02:06
[ATL 64-71]
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:06 Antic Substitution replaced by Horford 
  02:06 Carroll Substitution replaced by Korver 
  02:06
[ATL 65-71]
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:41 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:32 Schroder Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:30  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:10 Millsap Substitution replaced by Antic 
James Substitution replaced by Shumpert  01:10  
  00:56.9 Korver Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
Team Rebound  00:39.8  
  00:39.8 Antic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:39.8
[CLE 72-65]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:39.8  
  00:38.9 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:27.6
[ATL 67-72]
Bazemore Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Schroder (4 AST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:06.0
[CLE 74-67]
 
  00:00.0 Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  11:48  
Team Rebound  11:44  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving  11:44  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST)  11:42
[CLE 77-67]
 
  11:24 Muscala Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:22  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST)  11:04
[CLE 80-67]
 
  10:49 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:48  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  10:27
[CLE 82-67]
 
  10:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:27 Schroder Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
  10:27 Muscala Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  10:13 Millsap Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:12  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST)  09:59
[CLE 85-67]
 
  09:43
[ATL 69-85]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:08
[ATL 72-85]
Korver 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Irving Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:39
[ATL 74-85]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:39  
Irving Substitution replaced by James  08:39  
Jones Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  08:39  
  08:39 Bazemore Substitution replaced by Carroll 
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:11 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:09  
James Floating Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  07:46
[CLE 87-74]
 
  07:28 Horford Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  07:24  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:02
[CLE 89-74]
 
  06:53 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:51  
  06:34 Millsap Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:34  
Team Rebound  06:34  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  06:34  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  06:34
[CLE 90-74]
 
  06:11 Carroll Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Team Rebound 
Dellavedova Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (J Phillips)  06:11  
  06:05
[ATL 76-90]
Teague Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Korver (2 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
Team Rebound  05:37  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:37  
  05:23 Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:22  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Carroll (2 ST)  05:03  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  04:59  
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:59 Carroll Substitution replaced by Brand 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:59  
  04:59 Brand Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:59
[ATL 77-90]
Brand Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:59 Brand Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:59  
Team Rebound  04:59  
  04:59 Brand Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:59
[CLE 91-77]
 
  04:51 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:49  
  04:45 Teague Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:20 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  04:10  
  04:10
[ATL 78-91]
Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:10 Bazemore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:09  
Shumpert Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:46  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:46  
Shumpert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster)  03:37  
  03:37
[ATL 79-91]
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:37
[ATL 80-91]
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:30 Millsap Foul: Personal (5 PF) (P Fraher) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:04 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:02 Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:55
[ATL 82-91]
Bazemore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Millsap (3 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher)  02:55  
  02:55
[ATL 83-91]
Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Bazemore (1 BLK)  02:43  
  02:39 Horford Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:36 Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:25 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Millsap Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Shumpert Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Foster)  01:56  
  01:56
[ATL 85-91]
Horford Running Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Teague (4 AST) 
James Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:22 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:19  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (1 BLK)  01:00  
  00:58.8 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  00:57.2
[ATL 87-91]
Bazemore Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Korver (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:47.0  
James Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:37.9
[CLE 93-87]
 
  00:27.9 Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  00:25.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:20.1  
Team Timeout : Short  00:20.1  
  00:20.1 Millsap Substitution replaced by Schroder 
  00:20.1 Schroder Substitution replaced by Antic 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jones  00:20.1  
  00:18.6 Teague Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:18.6
[CLE 94-87]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:18.6  
  00:18.6 Antic Substitution replaced by Millsap 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:18.6
[CLE 95-87]
 
  00:13.3
[ATL 89-95]
Teague Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  00:12.1 Korver Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:12.1
[CLE 96-89]
 
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:12.1  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:10.9  
  00:06.5 Millsap Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) (S Foster) 
  00:06.5 Millsap Substitution replaced by Antic 
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:06.5  
Team Rebound  00:06.5  
James Substitution replaced by Jones  00:06.5  
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:06.5
[CLE 97-89]
 
  00:00.9 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
  00:00.5 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
ATL
1st Southeast
60
22
5-5
35-6
25-16
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
ATL
Teague 21.5
Horford 10.0
Teague 7.8
Horford 2.3
Millsap 2.2
Hawks Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.466.422
FT%.778.767
Points102.592.5
Rebounds40.639.2
Assists25.719.0
Steals9.16.5
Blocks4.63.0
3-Point %.380.234
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Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.458.445
FT%.751.000
Points103.1105.8
Rebounds43.052.0
Assists22.121.0
Steals7.44.5
Blocks4.15.2
3-Point %.367.398
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 4
Atlanta Hawks (0-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Antic, Pero22:580-20-21-20881612001
Bazemore, Kent105:3514-292-913-190212167442143
Brand, Elton0:000-00-01-20000100001
Carroll, DeMarre135:5511-344-152-441115611522328
Horford, Al116:0021-360-12-451419107122244
Jenkins, John16:534-52-30-012302000010
Korver, Kyle68:227-164-103-308845130021
Mack, Shelvin65:3011-285-163-618954310130
Millsap, Paul141:2815-431-924-29823311015371455
Muscala, Mike36:456-100-10-012312011112
Schroder, Dennis53:2010-301-82-2167107130623
Scott, Mike82:107-200-122-26142059250116
Teague, Jeff140:0633-767-2513-1301313189574286
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew123:3812-407-227-958131010280238
Harris, Joe8:102-51-32-20111100007
Haywood, Brendan2:010-10-00-00000000000
Irving, Kyrie49:1710-214-62-4257112131326
James, LeBron152:5846-1055-2024-33103444371061524121
Jones, James79:316-186-165-616766301023
Marion, Shawn13:401-40-00-01341000012
Miller, Mike5:261-11-10-00000100003
Mozgov, Timofey106:2617-300-09-11131730111165043
Perkins, Kendrick5:261-20-01-20220101003
Shumpert, Iman147:0213-379-213-642226711242038
Smith, J.R.134:5126-5216-344-522830811353272
Thompson, Tristan156:3618-280-011-27172744211057047