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James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead


By PAUL NEWBERRY
Posted May 23 2015 1:59AM

ATLANTA (AP) Forget the Big Three.

One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it's the King.

LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

Cleveland pulled away with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of 22), and Cleveland led by as many as 20 before settling for an 84-66 lead.

This was a blowout in every sense.

The final margin, with a bunch of backups on the court, was as close as Hawks had been since midway through the third.

"How much does it help to have LeBron on your team?" Cavaliers coach David Blatt said, repeating a question incredulously. "Do I really have to answer that?"

No need.

Irving was scratched before the game because of an ailing left knee. He wasn't missed a bit, as the Cavaliers cruised to their second straight win in Atlanta.

James assumed many of the ball-handling duties, taking advantage of DeMarre Carroll clearly not being at 100 percent after he went down with a knee injury late in Game 1. Carroll started after being carried off the court just two nights earlier but hardly looked like the "Junkyard Dog."

He wasn't the only one struggling. The Hawks were totally outclassed for one of the few times all season.

"In the playoffs, it takes more," Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. "It takes better execution, better screening. You've got to do things harder."

The Cavaliers can wrap up the best-of-seven series simply by winning at home. The next two are in Cleveland, beginning with Game 3 on Sunday night.

This is why James returned to his de facto hometown after spending four years in south Florida, leading the Heat to a pair of NBA titles. The Cavaliers, who have never won a championship, assembled a Miami-like Big Three with James, Irving and Kevin Love, but the King is carrying the load with Irving sidelined and Love out with a season-ending injury.

To be fair, James had a bit of help. Tristan Thompson was a beast on the inside, grabbing 16 rebounds to spark Cleveland to a 47-39 advantage.

When Thompson dunked off a pass from James with just under 5 minutes remaining, the Cavaliers led 93-74 and many Atlanta fans began heading for the exits, surely sensing they had seen their team for the last time in this most unexpected season. Atlanta won a franchise-record 60 games to claim the top seed in the East, but the Hawks have been picked apart by the best player in the world.

James had 31 points in Game 1.

The Hawks had hoped that Carroll's appearance would provide an emotional boost. An injury that looked much more serious when he left the court in Game 1 turned out to be only a sprain, and he drew a big cheer from the crowd when he did his customary sprint across the court during the opening introductions.

But at less than full speed, Carroll had no chance trying to guard James, who made 10 of 22 shots including a pair of 3-pointers. When the Hawks began collapsing toward the lane, trying to give Carroll help, James always seemed to fine the open man - often lurking behind the 3-point arc.

James had 11 assists, and the Cavaliers finished 12 of 30 beyond the arc. The King just missed a triple-double, grabbing nine rebounds. Iman Shumpert knocked down four 3s and finished with 16 points.

Dennis Schroder led the Hawks with just 13 points. Carroll played a team-high 33:47 but managed only six points - 10 below his playoff average.

Carroll wasn't the only one hurting. Kyle Korver got his right ankle rolled going for a loose ball late in the third quarter and didn't return. Al Horford banged his knee early in the fourth and hobbled to the sideline, though he was able to come back.

It didn't really matter.

TIP INS

Cavaliers: Cleveland has outrebounded the Hawks 96-76 over the first two games. ... Matthew Dellavedova started at point guard in place of Irving and had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. ... After scoring 28 points and hitting eight 3s in Game 1, J.R. Smith wasn't much of a factor. He had nine points, making only one shot beyond the stripe.

Hawks: Shot 42 percent from the field, including 6 of 26 from 3-point range. ... The starters combined for just 46 points on 18-of-49 shooting, led by Horford, Korver and Jeff Teague with 12 apiece. ... Paul Millsap played just 27 minutes and was held to four points on 2-of-8 shooting.

THE KING'S MILESTONES

James had the 74th 30-point game in the playoffs, tying him with Jerry West for fourth on the career list.

The only players with more are Michael Jordan (109), Kobe Bryant (88) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (75).

James also had his 53rd playoff game with at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists, extending his NBA record. He broke a tie with Jordan in that category in Game 1.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Blatt celebrated his 56th birthday. When a reporter asked during the morning shootaround what he wanted, the first-year coach gave the obvious reply, "Just a Cavs win. That's all I'm asking for."

He got his wish.

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Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963


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CLE
ATL
     
    • 43.4%

    • 41.8%

    • 40.0%

    • 23.1%

    • 61.5%

    • 76.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE ATL
Total Rebounds 47 39
Offensive Rebounds 11 7
Turnovers 12 11
Fast Break Pts: 11 8
Biggest Lead: 20 3
Points in the Paint: 30 48
CLE ATL
p James   30 Schroder   13
rb Thompson   16 Scott   7
a James   11 Teague   6
s 2 players   2 Millsap   2
b Thompson   2 Teague   2
 
  • 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 38:58 10-22 2-7 8-11 +20 1 8 9 11 1 0 4 1 0 30
T. Thompson F 41:08 2-6 0-0 3-9 +21 5 11 16 0 2 0 2 2 0 7
T. Mozgov C 25:09 4-6 0-0 2-2 +2 2 5 7 0 2 0 2 0 0 10
I. Shumpert G 34:18 6-11 4-6 0-0 +27 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 16
M. Dellavedova G 37:14 4-13 2-7 1-2 +9 1 5 6 4 3 1 3 0 2 11
J.R. Smith   32:02 3-8 1-3 2-2 -3 0 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 9
J. Jones   22:38 3-5 3-5 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 0 9
S. Marion   06:24 1-2 0-0 0-0 -6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
J. Harris   02:10 0-3 0-2 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Irving DND - Left Knee Tendinitis
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-76 12-30 16-26   11 36 47 17 14 6 12 4 3 94
  43.4% 40.0% 61.5%   team rebs: 9 total to: 13
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 33:46 2-6 0-2 2-2 -8 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
P. Millsap F 27:00 2-8 0-0 0-0 -4 0 5 5 2 3 2 1 0 2 4
A. Horford C 30:18 5-8 0-0 2-3 -27 2 4 6 2 1 1 1 1 0 12
K. Korver G 32:03 4-11 2-6 2-2 -12 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 12
J. Teague G 31:18 5-16 2-6 0-0 -9 0 3 3 6 2 1 1 2 0 12
P. Antic   12:48 0-1 0-1 1-2 +15 0 5 5 1 4 0 2 0 0 1
K. Bazemore   11:48 3-4 0-1 1-2 -12 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 7
D. Schroder   12:17 6-11 1-3 0-0 -12 0 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 13
M. Scott   25:54 3-6 0-3 0-0 -8 3 4 7 1 1 1 3 0 0 6
S. Mack   13:01 2-7 1-4 2-2 +3 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
J. Jenkins   04:53 0-0 0-0 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Muscala   04:53 1-1 0-0 0-0 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Brand DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-79 6-26 10-13   7 32 39 15 19 7 11 3 4 82
  41.8% 23.1% 76.9%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Hawks: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #17 Joe Crawford, #22 Bill Spooner
  • Attendance: 18670
  • Duration: 2:21
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Horford vs Mozgov (Teague gains possession)
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  11:39  
  11:27 Carroll Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:25  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:13 Korver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:58 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:57 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:54
[ATL 3-0]
Korver 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:32
[CLE 2-3]
 
  10:26 Horford Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Korver (1 ST)  10:15  
  10:02 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:01  
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:54
[CLE 5-3]
 
  09:33 Millsap Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  08:56
[ATL 5-5]
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST) 
  08:40 Millsap Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:40
[CLE 6-5]
 
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:40
[CLE 7-5]
 
  08:31 Millsap Running Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  08:15  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:12  
James Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:04
[CLE 9-5]
 
  07:50 Millsap Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:49  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  07:28
[CLE 11-5]
 
  07:13 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:11  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:03 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:57 Korver Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:54  
Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  06:48  
  06:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:48 Millsap Substitution replaced by Antic 
  06:35
[ATL 7-11]
Korver Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Antic (1 AST) 
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:06 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:54 Teague Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:54  
  05:54 Antic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Shumpert Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (J Crawford)  05:47  
Shumpert Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:47  
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  05:47  
  05:47 Horford Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  05:36
[ATL 10-11]
Korver 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Teague (2 AST) 
  05:22 Antic Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Crawford) 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Millsap (1 ST)  05:13  
Mozgov Violation:Defensive Goaltending (M Callahan)  05:08  
  05:08
[ATL 12-11]
Carroll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Teague (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:42  
  04:40 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:34 Korver Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:33  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  04:12
[CLE 13-12]
 
  03:54 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:51  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:32
[ATL 15-13]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Dellavedova Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:12  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:10  
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:10
[CLE 15-15]
 
  03:10 Korver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  03:10  
  03:10 Carroll Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
  03:10 Teague Substitution replaced by Schroder 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  02:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  02:46  
  02:46
[ATL 16-15]
Korver Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:46
[ATL 17-15]
Korver Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:26
[CLE 17-17]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Spooner)  02:17  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  02:17  
  02:04 Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:00  
  01:57 Antic Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
James Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 18-17]
 
James Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 19-17]
 
  01:57 Antic Substitution replaced by Scott 
  01:57 Millsap Substitution replaced by Horford 
James Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:36
[CLE 21-17]
 
  01:19 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:18  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:01
[CLE 24-17]
 
  00:48.4
[ATL 19-24]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:29.9  
  00:27.5 Bazemore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:27.5
[CLE 25-19]
 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Marion  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Bazemore Substitution replaced by Carroll 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:27.5
[CLE 26-19]
 
  00:04.6
[ATL 21-26]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  11:38
[CLE 29-21]
 
  11:26 Schroder Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:23 Scott Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:15
[ATL 23-29]
Bazemore Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Schroder (1 AST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK)  10:56  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:53  
Marion Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:53
[CLE 31-23]
 
  10:41 Schroder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  10:41 Scott Substitution replaced by Millsap 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  10:41  
Dellavedova Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:25
[CLE 33-23]
 
  10:05
[ATL 25-33]
Bazemore Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST) 
  09:49 Horford Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:49
[CLE 34-25]
 
  09:49 Horford Substitution replaced by Scott 
  09:49 Schroder Substitution replaced by Carroll 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:49
[CLE 35-25]
 
  09:32 Bazemore Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  09:32 Scott Substitution replaced by Horford 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bazemore (1 ST)  09:22  
  09:14
[ATL 27-35]
Bazemore Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  09:04 Bazemore Substitution replaced by Korver 
Marion Substitution replaced by James  09:04  
James Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
  08:51 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  08:42  
  08:42  
Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson  08:42  
  08:42
[ATL 28-35]
Carroll Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:42
[ATL 29-35]
Carroll Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:25  
  08:02
[ATL 31-35]
Horford Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dellavedova Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: Teague (1 BLK)  07:43  
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:41  
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:26
[ATL 33-35]
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Teague (4 AST) 
Mozgov Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:09  
  06:55 Teague Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:53  
  06:48 Carroll Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:48  
Team Rebound  06:48  
  06:48 Horford Substitution replaced by Scott 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert  06:48  
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:48
[CLE 36-33]
 
  06:37 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:35  
James Driving Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:26
[CLE 38-33]
 
  06:15 Millsap Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:14  
James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:50 Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
  05:47 Millsap Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:47  
Team Rebound  05:47  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Scott Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (B Spooner)  05:37  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jones  05:37  
  05:30 Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
James Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:25
[CLE 40-33]
 
  05:06
[ATL 36-40]
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  04:55
[CLE 43-36]
 
  04:47
[ATL 38-43]
Teague Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  04:36 Teague Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:36  
Team Rebound  04:36  
  04:36 Teague Substitution replaced by Schroder 
  04:36 Millsap Substitution replaced by Horford 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:36  
  04:33 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:18 Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:16  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Schroder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:53 Carroll Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
  03:53 Team Rebound 
  03:50
[ATL 40-43]
Schroder Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Korver (1 AST) 
Smith Driving Jump shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Schroder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Crawford)  03:11  
  03:00 Schroder Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:58  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  02:48
[CLE 46-40]
 
  02:32 Korver 3pt Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:08
[CLE 48-40]
 
  02:07 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07 Schroder Substitution replaced by Teague 
  02:07 Scott Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  01:51
[ATL 42-48]
Korver Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST) 
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:15
[ATL 44-48]
Horford Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  00:54.2
[CLE 51-44]
 
  00:39.7
[ATL 46-51]
Horford Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Teague (5 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:39.7  
  00:39.7
[ATL 47-51]
Horford Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST)  00:19.5
[CLE 54-47]
 
  00:03.6
[ATL 49-54]
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:35  
  11:29 Horford Violation:Kicked Ball 
James Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  11:18  
  11:02 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:01  
Dellavedova Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Teague (2 BLK)  10:53  
  10:51 Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:44 Teague Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:41  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:31 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  10:22  
  10:22 Horford Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:22 Team Rebound 
  10:22
[ATL 50-54]
Horford Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST)  09:59
[CLE 57-50]
 
  09:44
[ATL 52-57]
Teague Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  09:32
[CLE 59-52]
 
  09:15
[ATL 54-59]
Horford Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST)  09:01
[CLE 62-54]
 
  08:44 Teague Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:42  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST)  08:36
[CLE 65-54]
 
  08:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:15 Millsap Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:13  
Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Horford (1 ST)  08:07  
  07:59 Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:58  
James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:43 Carroll Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:27 Korver Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:26  
  07:25 Teague Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:25  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:25
[CLE 66-54]
 
  07:02
[ATL 56-66]
Horford Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST)  06:47  
  06:42 Teague Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:41  
Mozgov Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (8 AST)  06:31
[CLE 68-56]
 
  06:05 Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:03  
  05:59 Korver Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:59
[CLE 69-56]
 
  05:59 Millsap Substitution replaced by Scott 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:59
[CLE 70-56]
 
  05:44 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  05:43  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (9 AST)  05:35
[CLE 73-56]
 
  05:16 Scott 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:15  
James Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:55 Carroll Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:40 Teague Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:37  
James Driving Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:28
[CLE 75-56]
 
  04:27 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:27  
  04:27 Carroll Substitution replaced by Millsap 
  04:27 Horford Substitution replaced by Schroder 
  04:27 Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones  04:27  
  04:18 Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Scott Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:16
[ATL 58-75]
Scott Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  03:51  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:36
[CLE 77-58]
 
  03:36 Scott Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (B Spooner) 
James Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  03:36
[CLE 78-58]
 
  03:29 Bazemore Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO) 
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:10  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:52 Schroder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:44
[ATL 61-78]
Schroder 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
James Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Millsap (2 ST)  02:21  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  02:15  
  02:15 Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  02:15  
  02:15
[ATL 62-78]
Bazemore Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
James 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS)  01:57
[CLE 81-62]
 
  01:40
[ATL 64-81]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:07
[ATL 66-81]
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  01:01 Bazemore Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (B Spooner) 
  01:01 Korver Substitution replaced by Horford 
  01:01 Scott Substitution replaced by Mack 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:9)  00:43.9  
  00:42.2 Millsap Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:42.2
[CLE 82-66]
 
  00:42.2 Millsap Substitution replaced by Scott 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  00:42.2  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:42.2  
  00:40.9 Mack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:29.9  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:09.7
[CLE 84-66]
 
  00:01.8 Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Horford Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:00.5 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.3 Mack Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29) Atlanta Hawks (60-23)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  11:43 Horford Substitution replaced by Antic 
  11:36 Antic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:35  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Team Rebound 
Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending (J Crawford)  10:55  
  10:55
[ATL 68-84]
Carroll Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:39 Scott Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:34 Mack 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:32 Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:29
[ATL 70-84]
Scott Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Teague (6 AST) 
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  10:05
[CLE 86-70]
 
  10:00 Scott Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Thompson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scott (1 ST)  09:43  
  09:37
[ATL 72-86]
Mack Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scott (1 AST) 
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:57 Mack Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:43 Antic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:39  
  08:39 Antic Substitution replaced by Horford 
Jones Substitution replaced by James  08:39  
Shumpert Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:19
[CLE 88-72]
 
  07:59 Mack 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
James Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:36 Scott Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:29 Teague 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  07:28  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Scott Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:04 Scott Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
Team Rebound  06:36  
  06:36 Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore 
  06:21 Carroll Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:21  
Team Rebound  06:21  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  06:21
[CLE 89-72]
 
  06:09 Horford Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:07 Scott Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:06
[ATL 74-89]
Scott Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (10 AST)  05:50
[CLE 91-74]
 
  05:35 Mack Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:33  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:18 Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:11 Scott 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  05:09  
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: James (11 AST)  04:53
[CLE 93-74]
 
  04:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:53 Carroll Substitution replaced by Jenkins 
  04:53 Horford Substitution replaced by Antic 
  04:53 Bazemore Substitution replaced by Muscala 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov  04:53  
  04:36 Scott 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:34  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:19  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Jenkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  03:58  
  03:50 Mack Layup Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:48  
Shumpert Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:25  
Team Rebound  03:25  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:25  
Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford)  03:12  
  03:12 Antic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
  03:12
[ATL 75-93]
Antic Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:00 Mack Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Crawford) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  03:00
[CLE 94-75]
 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Marion  03:00  
James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:00  
  02:57 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:45 Antic Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (B Spooner) 
  02:45 Antic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
James Substitution replaced by Jones  02:45  
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:30 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:22
[ATL 78-94]
Mack 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  02:10 Jenkins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:10  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Harris  02:10  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:59  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:34 Scott Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:12  
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:03 Mack 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:03  
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:41.5
[ATL 80-94]
Muscala Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mack (1 AST) 
Harris Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:19.9 Antic Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:07.7  
  00:07.7
[ATL 81-94]
Mack Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:07.7
[ATL 82-94]
Mack Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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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