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LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks


By TOM WITHERS
Posted May 27 2015 12:59AM

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James knew what he left behind when he bolted to Miami five years ago.

He broke hearts at home, where generations of Cleveland fans only know championships through stories told by their fathers, yellowed newspaper clippings or grainy black-and-white film.

James had to go back.

"I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business," he said.

With four more wins, he can end a half-century of sports misery.

James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving provided a boost after missing two games and Cleveland reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

By sweeping the top-seeded Hawks, the Cavs, who overcame adversity from the season's start, earned their second trip to the finals, where they will face either Golden State or Houston starting June 4.

It will be the fifth straight visit to the league's showcase event for the inimitable James, who returned to Cleveland after four years in Miami to try and end this city's championship drought dating to 1964. If he can, James will have a title that would put him in a class by himself. Other players have won more championships, but none has ever done it for his ring-starved home region.

When he announced his return last summer, James talked about ending a championship dryspell that has linked generations. He has a chance to turn Cleveland, a city that has taken its fair share of knocks over the years, into a title town.

"I understood what these people were going through, the people here," he said. "Not only in Cleveland but Northeast Ohio and all over the world who love and bleed wine and gold. To be at this point tonight, it's very emotional."

Jeff Teague scored 17 and Paul Millsap 16 for Atlanta, which won a team-record 60 games during the regular season and made the conference finals for the first time since 1970. But the Hawks were no match for the Cavaliers and had no answer for James, who nearly averaged a triple-double in the four games.

J.R. Smith added 18 points and Tristan Thompson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who were handed new caps and T-shirts following the win and were joined by family members on the floor to celebrate.

Sitting at the podium with James, Smith, who had been vanquished to the Knicks bench before being traded in January, adjusted the brim on his "Finals" cap and took a selfie.

It was a tough way for the Hawks to end a remarkable season. They survived a tumultuous offseason, and their young roster gelled in January when they became the first franchise to go 17-0 in a calendar month. They went on to win 19 straight, improved their record by 22 wins over last season and beat Brooklyn and Washington in the first two rounds.

But an injury to starting forward Thabo Sefolosha in April was followed by DeMarre Carroll injuring his knee in the series opener, before Kyle Korver's season ended in Game 2 with an ankle injury.

Those all hurt, but it was James who inflicted the most pain.

James carried the Cavs to their first finals appearance eight years ago, when they were swept by San Antonio. It was assumed the Cavs would get back again, but James left in 2010 to join the Heat, a move that dropped the Cavaliers from relevance and into the draft lottery four straight years. But those days are over - Cleveland and King James reign supreme in the East.

The Cavs got through the last two rounds without forward Kevin Love, who sustained a season-ending shoulder injury. His arrival last summer, joining James and Irving to form a Big 3, made Cleveland the team to beat in the East.

It didn't go exactly as planned under first-year coach David Blatt, who left his family in Israel to take the Cavs' job.

"We're in Cleveland," Blatt cracked. "Nothing is easy here."

The Cavs lost center Anderson Varejao to a season-ending Achilles injury in December and were 19-20 before trading for Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov, a trio that transformed Cleveland.

Irving, who missed Cleveland's previous two games with tendinitis in his left knee, scored 16 and the All-Star point guard looked better than he has in weeks.

Unlike Game 3, when he missed his first 10 shots, James started much better and scored 15 in the first half as the Cavs opened a 17-point halftime lead. They spent the fourth quarter playing their reserves and getting ready for a party and some time off before the finals.

This was Cleveland's night from the start.

Following pregame introductions, James slapped hands with members of Gilbert's family and then with his boss. The two mended their broken relationship last summer, paving the way for James to re-sign with Cavs and try to deliver the title he couldn't during his first stint.

James had a bounce in his step and it wasn't long before he delivered one of his patented windmill dunks, prompting the Hawks to call a timeout while James ran the length of the baseline screaming at Cleveland fans to "Get up!"

Moments later, Irving showed he could get up after being knocked down.

He drove to the basket for a layup and was fouled hard. Irving, though, quickly popped to his feet and James, who was on the bench at the time, walked several feet onto the floor to salute his teammate.

The Cavs know they'll need a healthy Irving to take the next step - the one to the top.

HARD TO WATCH

Like anyone who saw it on TV, James said watching the nasty fall taken by Golden State's Stephen Curry during Game 4 in Houston was difficult. "It was pretty horrific," he said. "I thought he lucked out by getting his hand out of there. Because if he would have landed with all his weight onto his arm, he could have broke his wrist or arm. And, I've been there before." James broke his wrist on a similar tumble in high school. "I know exactly what he was going through at that point and time," he said.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: James is now 8-0 in the playoffs against Atlanta. ... James isn't the only Cleveland player heading to his fifth straight finals. So is swingman James Jones, who played four seasons with James in Miami. ... Cleveland is 26-2 at home since Jan. 19.


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ATL
CLE
     
    • 42.4%

    • 49.4%

    • 15.6%

    • 41.9%

    • 61.1%

    • 63.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ATL CLE
Total Rebounds 39 56
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Turnovers 7 10
Fast Break Pts: 10 11
Biggest Lead: 2 31
Points in the Paint: 52 48
ATL CLE
p Teague   17 James   23
rb Millsap   10 Thompson   11
a 2 players   5 James   7
s Mack   2 James   2
b 3 players   1 Mozgov   3
 
  • 11/15 - ATL 94 @ CLE 127
  • 12/17 - ATL 127 @ CLE 98
  • 12/30 - CLE 101 @ ATL 109
  • 03/06 - CLE 97 @ ATL 106
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 26:37 3-9 1-5 0-2 -14 2 6 8 1 3 1 2 1 1 7
P. Millsap F 30:58 5-13 0-4 6-8 -20 2 8 10 5 2 0 0 0 1 16
A. Horford C 28:51 1-6 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 2
K. Bazemore G 34:37 4-11 0-4 4-6 -19 0 8 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 12
J. Teague G 27:38 8-13 1-5 0-0 -16 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 0 17
S. Mack   24:26 4-11 1-5 1-2 -25 0 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 1 10
M. Scott   23:50 1-5 0-4 0-0 -25 1 3 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 2
D. Schroder   19:03 2-7 0-1 0-0 -14 0 1 1 4 5 0 1 0 3 4
J. Jenkins   12:00 4-5 2-3 0-0 -5 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
M. Muscala   12:00 4-5 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
P. Antic DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Brand DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Daye DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Korver DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Sefolosha DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-85 5-32 11-18   7 32 39 22 20 4 7 3 7 88
  42.4% 15.6% 61.1%   team rebs: 7 total to: 8
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 29:10 10-20 2-6 1-4 +20 0 9 9 7 2 2 1 1 1 23
T. Thompson F 30:41 6-8 0-0 4-8 +22 5 6 11 0 1 0 2 1 0 16
T. Mozgov C 35:08 5-9 0-0 4-5 +23 3 4 7 1 5 1 2 3 0 14
I. Shumpert G 35:31 1-8 1-4 0-0 +27 2 6 8 4 1 0 1 1 0 3
K. Irving G 21:58 6-11 2-3 2-3 +14 1 3 4 5 1 1 1 1 2 16
M. Dellavedova   16:39 3-6 1-2 3-3 +3 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 10
J.R. Smith   28:59 7-14 4-10 0-0 +18 0 10 10 3 2 0 2 0 0 18
J. Jones   19:36 1-5 1-4 2-3 +10 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 5
J. Harris   06:00 2-2 1-1 2-2 +1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7
M. Miller   05:26 1-1 1-1 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
K. Perkins   05:26 1-2 0-0 1-2 +4 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
S. Marion   03:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood   02:01 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Love DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Varejao DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-87 13-31 19-30   13 43 56 23 18 5 10 7 3 118
  49.4% 41.9% 63.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

  • Hawks: --
  • Cavaliers: --

technical fouls

  • Hawks: Bazemore
  • Cavaliers: Thompson

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #9 Derrick Stafford, #8 Marc Davis, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:19
Atlanta Hawks (60-23) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Horford (Carroll gains possession)
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:42
[ATL 2-0]
 
  11:22
[CLE 2-2]
Irving Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Carroll Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mozgov (1 ST)  11:10  
  11:05
[CLE 4-2]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Bazemore Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST)  10:46
[ATL 4-4]
 
  10:19 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  10:07  
  10:06 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:48
[CLE 7-4]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mozgov (1 AST) 
Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  09:34  
  09:29
[CLE 9-4]
James Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:29  
Carroll Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55
[CLE 12-4]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Teague Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (1 AST)  08:45
[ATL 6-12]
 
  08:28 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Teague (1 BLK) 
  08:26 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:23
[CLE 14-6]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:57 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:56  
Teague 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
Carroll Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:48  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:43  
Bazemore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Carroll (1 AST)  07:38
[ATL 8-14]
 
  07:23 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Teague Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
  07:10 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:10
[ATL 9-14]
 
  07:10 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:10
[ATL 10-14]
 
  06:59 Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carroll (1 ST) 
Carroll Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  06:54  
  06:43
[CLE 17-10]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (2 AST) 
Teague Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Davis)  06:37  
Teague Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:37  
Bazemore Substitution replaced by Mack  06:37  
Millsap Substitution replaced by Scott  06:37  
  06:21 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:21  
Teague Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:06 James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Horford (1 BLK) 
  06:06 Team Rebound 
Carroll Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  06:06  
  06:06 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:06 Team Rebound 
  06:06 James Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
Mack Driving Jump shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:39 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:30 Thompson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Scott 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:12 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:59 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Mack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:58  
Mack Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:42
[ATL 12-17]
 
  04:26
[CLE 19-12]
Dellavedova Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Teague Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:10
[ATL 14-19]
 
  03:57
[CLE 22-14]
James 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Mack 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:47 Team Rebound 
  03:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:47 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  03:47 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:47 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Jones 
Carroll Substitution replaced by Millsap  03:47  
Horford Substitution replaced by Schroder  03:47  
Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore  03:47  
  03:22 Shumpert Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Mack (1 ST) 
Bazemore Running Layup Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:01
[CLE 24-14]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Schroder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  03:01  
Scott Substitution replaced by Horford  03:01  
  03:01 Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:00  
Bazemore Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST)  02:39
[ATL 16-24]
 
  02:22 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:15
[CLE 26-16]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (3 AST) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (2 AST)  01:54
[ATL 18-26]
 
  01:35 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:34  
  01:17 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:17
[ATL 19-26]
 
  01:17 Jones Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Horford Substitution replaced by Scott  01:17  
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:17
[ATL 20-26]
 
  01:01
[CLE 28-20]
Thompson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:36.7
[CLE 30-20]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scott 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.9 Shumpert Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.4 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.0
[CLE 32-20]
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (60-23) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[CLE 34-20]
James Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Mack 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:23
[ATL 23-34]
 
  10:53
[CLE 36-23]
James Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Horford (3 AST)  10:45
[ATL 25-36]
 
  10:45 James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  10:45
[ATL 26-36]
 
  10:32 Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:31  
Teague Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:25
[ATL 28-36]
 
  10:07
[CLE 39-28]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Horford Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:49 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:30
[CLE 41-28]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Mack 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:09  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:40 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:39  
Mack Jump Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK)  08:31  
  08:29 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:24
[CLE 43-28]
James Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:24  
  08:24 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Jones 
Mack Substitution replaced by Carroll  08:24  
Horford Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Teague (1 ST) 
  07:56 Dellavedova Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Millsap Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Teague (1 AST)  07:38
[ATL 30-43]
 
  07:38 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Horford Substitution replaced by Scott  07:38  
  07:38 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  07:38 Jones Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:38  
  07:37 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:19 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:17  
Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:01
[CLE 45-30]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
Carroll Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:01  
  07:01
[CLE 46-30]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Teague 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:53
[ATL 33-46]
 
  06:24
[CLE 49-33]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:15 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Teague 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:55  
Millsap Substitution replaced by Mack  05:55  
Bazemore Substitution replaced by Horford  05:55  
Scott Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:49  
  05:49
[CLE 50-33]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:49
[CLE 51-33]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Carroll Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  05:33  
  05:31 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:25
[CLE 53-33]
James Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Horford Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:02 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Horford Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:01  
Carroll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scott (1 AST)  04:57
[ATL 35-53]
 
Scott Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford)  04:40  
Scott Substitution replaced by Millsap  04:40  
  04:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:33 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:21
[CLE 55-35]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:53 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:49  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Teague Substitution replaced by Bazemore  03:39  
  03:39 James Substitution replaced by Irving 
  03:15 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Mack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:13  
Carroll Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Horford (4 AST)  02:58
[ATL 37-55]
 
  02:43 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Team Rebound 
  02:29 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Mack Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:20  
  02:20
[CLE 56-37]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Mack Substitution replaced by Teague  02:20  
  02:20 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  02:20
[CLE 57-37]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:07
[ATL 39-57]
 
  01:45
[CLE 59-39]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
  01:33 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Millsap Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
  01:33 Mozgov Substitution replaced by James 
Millsap Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:33
[ATL 40-59]
 
  01:11 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:10  
Bazemore Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:56.2 Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  00:56.2 Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bazemore Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:32.9  
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:32.9
[ATL 42-59]
 
  00:12.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed Block: Carroll (1 BLK) 
  00:10.8 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:06.9 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
Double Technical - Bazemore, Thompson (D Stafford)  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (60-23) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Mozgov Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  11:18
[CLE 62-42]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Millsap Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  10:53  
  10:53
[CLE 63-42]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:53 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:52  
Teague 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:26 Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:21 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:20  
Millsap Driving Jump shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:09 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Carroll Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Davis)  10:00  
  09:48 Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:46  
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Millsap (3 AST)  09:34
[ATL 44-63]
 
  09:16
[CLE 66-44]
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Teague Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:03
[ATL 46-66]
 
Horford Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  08:49  
  08:49
[CLE 67-46]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:49 Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:48  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:20 Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:20  
  08:16 Irving Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:16
[ATL 47-67]
 
Bazemore Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:16
[ATL 48-67]
 
Millsap Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  08:01  
  08:01 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  08:01
[CLE 68-48]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  07:50 Mozgov Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Stafford) 
Carroll 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Millsap (4 AST)  07:37
[ATL 51-68]
 
  07:12 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:11  
Millsap Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Horford (5 AST)  07:04
[ATL 53-68]
 
  06:51
[CLE 70-53]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Teague Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  06:44  
  06:38 Irving Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:38 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Smith 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:38  
  06:38 Irving Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  06:23  
Bazemore Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Millsap (5 AST)  06:17
[ATL 55-70]
 
  05:55 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:53  
Carroll 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  05:28 Shumpert Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:26  
Teague 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Teague Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:16  
  05:16
[CLE 71-55]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Carroll Substitution replaced by Mack  05:16  
  05:16 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:15  
Horford Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  05:01  
  04:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:49 Shumpert Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
  04:48 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:47
[CLE 73-55]
Thompson Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Horford Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:35
[ATL 57-73]
 
Mack Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  04:20  
  04:20 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:20 Team Rebound 
Horford Substitution replaced by Scott  04:20  
  04:20 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:20 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Irving 
  04:20 Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:19  
  04:19 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M Davis) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:49 James Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:45
[CLE 75-57]
Thompson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bazemore 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:26 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  03:17
[CLE 77-57]
Thompson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:16  
Bazemore Substitution replaced by Carroll  03:16  
Teague Substitution replaced by Schroder  03:16  
  02:56 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Mack Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:56  
Team Rebound  02:56  
Mack Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:56
[ATL 58-77]
 
Scott Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:54  
  02:54
[CLE 78-58]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:54
[CLE 79-58]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  02:43  
  02:41 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:36
[CLE 81-58]
James Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Mack Step Back Jump shot: Missed  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:10  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:10  
  01:55 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  01:53  
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK)  01:48  
  01:46 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:43
[CLE 83-58]
James Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Mack 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  01:10 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mack (2 ST) 
Mack Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:05
[ATL 60-83]
 
  00:56.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:56.6 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Millsap Substitution replaced by Horford  00:56.6  
  00:56.6 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  00:46.8 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Carroll Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:45.7  
  00:34.0 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Carroll Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:34.0  
Team Rebound  00:34.0  
Carroll Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:34.0  
  00:32.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:21.1
[CLE 85-60]
Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
Schroder Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:00.0 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Atlanta Hawks (60-23) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Scott 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:46 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Schroder Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  11:27  
  11:27
[CLE 86-60]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:27
[CLE 87-60]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Muscala Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Schroder (1 AST)  11:14
[ATL 62-87]
 
  10:52 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:51  
  10:47 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:47  
Team Rebound  10:47  
Bazemore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:47  
  10:47 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:28 Dellavedova Running Bank shot: Missed 
  10:26 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:26
[CLE 89-62]
Mozgov Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Muscala Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:11
[ATL 64-89]
 
  09:52
[CLE 92-64]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Schroder 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
Jenkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:42  
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[ATL 66-92]
 
  09:10 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Muscala Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:09  
Jenkins Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bazemore (1 AST)  08:59
[ATL 68-92]
 
  08:29 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  08:29  
Jenkins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bazemore (2 AST)  08:20
[ATL 70-92]
 
  08:02
[CLE 95-70]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Schroder Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK)  07:51  
  07:49 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  07:36
[CLE 98-70]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (4 AST) 
  07:23 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Bazemore Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:23
[ATL 71-98]
 
Scott Substitution replaced by Mack  07:23  
Bazemore Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:23
[ATL 72-98]
 
  07:02 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Dellavedova Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:02
[CLE 100-72]
Dellavedova Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Schroder Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (M Davis)  07:02  
Bazemore Substitution replaced by Scott  07:02  
  07:02
[CLE 101-72]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Schroder Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:44
[ATL 74-101]
 
  06:16
[CLE 103-74]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Scott Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  06:00  
  06:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:48 Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed 
Scott Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:47  
Jenkins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Schroder (2 AST)  05:36
[ATL 77-103]
 
Schroder Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Davis)  05:26  
  05:26 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Miller 
  05:26 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  05:26 Smith Substitution replaced by Marion 
  05:10 Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Scott Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:08  
  05:06 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
  05:04 Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Muscala 3pt Shot: Missed  04:52  
Scott Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:51  
Mack Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Scott (2 AST)  04:43
[ATL 79-103]
 
  04:27
[CLE 106-79]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Scott Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mack (1 AST)  04:02
[ATL 81-106]
 
  03:35
[CLE 108-81]
Perkins Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mack 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Schroder Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  03:09  
  03:09
[CLE 109-81]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:09
[CLE 110-81]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Schroder Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
  02:59 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42
[CLE 112-81]
Harris Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Schroder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  02:30  
  02:12 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Schroder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:11  
Muscala Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Schroder (3 AST)  02:06
[ATL 83-112]
 
Jenkins Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis)  02:01  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:01  
  02:01 Marion Substitution replaced by Haywood 
Mack Substitution replaced by Bazemore  02:01  
  02:01
[CLE 113-83]
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:01 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bazemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:00  
Muscala Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bazemore (3 AST)  01:49
[ATL 85-113]
 
  01:33
[CLE 116-85]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Scott 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:04 Haywood Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
Jenkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:03  
Jenkins 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Schroder (4 AST)  00:57.6
[ATL 88-116]
 
Bazemore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:47.0  
  00:47.0
[CLE 117-88]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  00:47.0 Jones Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  00:47.0 Team Rebound 
  00:47.0
[CLE 118-88]
Jones Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Jenkins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.3 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:13.0 Perkins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Davis) 
  00:13.0 Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ATL
1st Southeast
60
22
5-5
35-6
25-16
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ATL
Teague 21.5
Horford 10.0
Teague 7.8
Horford 2.3
Millsap 2.2
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
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