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GameDay Preview: Game 2 at Atlanta Hawks

Philips Arena at 8:30 p.m. ET
J.R. Smith
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Game Summary

The Cavaliers continue the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta tonight for Game 2 against the Hawks at Philips Arena. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.

In Game 1, Cleveland held the Hawks to 89 points on .442 shooting from the field, including just 38 points on 12-39 (.308) shooting in the second half. The Cavs also limited the Hawks to 4-23 (.174) shooting from the three-point line. The Wine and Gold currently have the best defensive numbers among all teams left in the postseason, leading the way in opponent points
per game (92.3), opponent field goal percentage (.411), opponent three-point percentage (.292) and blocks per game (7.3).

The Cavs outrebounded the Hawks 49-37 in Game 1, improving to a perfect 9-0 this postseason when the team ties or outrebound its opponent. The +12 advantage on the glass was tied for Cleveland’s 2nd biggest rebound margin so far in the playoffs.

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Atlanta received good news when a MRI showed a sprain but no structural damage in DeMarre Carroll's left knee. He listed as questionable for Game 2.

The forward is Atlanta's top perimeter defender and has led a balanced scoring attack as six players are averaging double-digits throughout the playoffs.


Probable Starters/Status Update*
presented by Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland ClinicCavaliers: PG - Kyrie Irving, SG - Iman Shumpert, SF - LeBron James
PF - Tristan Thompson, C - Timofey Mozgov

Status Update: Anderson Varejao, (Left Achilles Tendon Rupture, Out), Kevin Love, (Left Shoulder Dislocation, Out), Kyrie Irving, (Left Knee Tendinitis, Questionable)

Hawks: PG - Jeff Teague, SG - Kyle Korver, SF - DeMarre Carroll
PF - Paul Millsap, C - Al Horford

Status Update: (Hawks) - Thabo Sefolosha, (Right Calf Strain, Out), DeMarre Carroll, (Left Knee Sprain, Questionable)


Series Notables

J.R. Smith set a franchise playoff record for three-pointers in a game after going 8-12 (.667) from beyond the arc, while also tallying a playoff career-best 28 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during Game 1 in Atlanta. His eight triples were also the 2nd-most by a bench player in NBA postseason history (Jason Terry, 9 3FGM against LAL on 5/8/2011).

Against the Hawks in Game 1, Tristan Thompson posted his 4th double-double of the playoffs with a career postseason-high 14 points on 5-7 (.714) shooting, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 42 minutes.

LeBron James led the Cavs in Game 1 with a game-high 31 points, eight rebounds and a game-high tying six assists in 38 minutes.


Where to Catch the Action

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TV: TNT, Radio: WTAM 1100, 87.7 FM La Mega, ESPN Radio

Be sure to tune into #CavsLive pregame show on FOX Sports Ohio starting at 7:30 p.m.

For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike, @chones22, @FSOAllieOop and @ElalcaldeRafa on Twitter.


On Deck

After tonight's game, the two teams will square off in Game 3 of the series on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET. View Series Schedule

LeBron Mic'd Up During Game 2 vs. Hawks

Go inside the game with all-access sound from LeBron James during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks - May 22, 2015

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LeBron Mic'd Up During Game 2 vs. Hawks

Go inside the game with all-access sound from LeBron James during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
May 23, 2015  |  01:45

Slow-Mo Recap: Game 2 at Atlanta - May 22

CavsTV relives Friday's Game 2 victory in the Eastern Conference Finals through the lens of a slow-mo camera.
May 23, 2015  |  01:47

Postgame: LeBron James and Iman Shumpert - May 22

Cavaliers forward LeBron James and guard Iman Shumpert spoke with the media following Friday's Game 2 victory in Atlanta.
May 23, 2015  |  13:28

Postgame: Tristan Thompson - May 22

Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson spoke with the media following Friday's Game 2 victoy in Atlanta.
May 23, 2015  |  02:43

Postgame: James Jones - May 22

Cavaliers forward James Jones spoke with the media following Friday's Game 2 victoy in Atlanta.
May 23, 2015  |  04:25

Postgame: Shawn Marion - May 22

Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion spoke with the media following Friday's Game 2 victoy in Atlanta.
May 23, 2015  |  01:20

Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game 2 - May 22

LeBron James scores 30 and finishes one rebound short of a triple-double in 94-82 win to move ahead 2-0.
May 23, 2015  |  02:37

Postgame: Coach Blatt - May 22

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media following Friday's Game 2 victory in Atlanta.
May 23, 2015  |  10:39

On-Court Postgame: LeBron James - May 22

LeBron James (30 points) talks to Rachel Nichols following his near-triple double performance in Game 2.
May 22, 2015  |  01:34

Shumpert Hot In Atlanta - May 22

Iman Shumpert (16 points) knocks down 4 big 3s in Cleveland's rout over the Hawks.
May 22, 2015  |  00:55

Thompson Alley-Oop - May 22

Tristan Thompson slams home the alley-oop pass from LeBron James.
May 22, 2015  |  00:14

Heating Up - May 22

LeBron James pulls up and sinks the long trey to keep Cleveland rolling early.
May 22, 2015  |  00:40

No Stopping That Man - May 22

LeBron James sizes up Mike Scott and completes the easy and-one.
May 22, 2015  |  00:36

Raining Threes in ATL - May 22

The Wine and Gold catch fire from downtown as they push their lead in Game 2.
May 22, 2015  |  00:37

Mozgov Power Slam - May 22

LeBron James drops off a nice dish to Timofey Mozgov who throws the hammer down.
May 22, 2015  |  00:15

J.R. Long Pass to LeBron - May 22

J.R. Smith throws a long outlet pass to LeBron James who finishes for two.
May 22, 2015  |  00:14

J.R. Smooth Reverse - May 22

J.R. Smith takes the ball to the basket and finishes with a pretty reverse layup.
May 22, 2015  |  00:14

Thompson Strong Inside - May 22

Tristan Thompson gets the offensive rebound and goes up strong for the putback.
May 22, 2015  |  00:14

LeBron Nails The Stepback - May 22

LeBron James stops on a dime and nails a trey in DeMarre Carroll's face.
May 22, 2015  |  00:39

Shootaround: LeBron James - May 22

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media prior to Friday's shootaround in Atlanta.
May 22, 2015  |  04:54

Shootaround: Tristan Thompson - May 22

Cavaliers forward/center Tristan Thompson spoke with the media prior to Friday's shootaround in Atlanta.
May 22, 2015  |  04:04

Shootaround: Matthew Dellavedova - May 22

Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova spoke with the media prior to Friday's shootaround in Atlanta.
May 22, 2015  |  01:15

Shootaround: Coach Blatt - May 22

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media prior to Friday's shootaround in Atlanta.
May 22, 2015  |  04:29

Thompson Denies Millsap

Tristan Thompson swats Paul Millsap's layup off the backboard.
May 22, 2015  |  00:26

CavsTV Previews Game 2 at Atlanta

CavsTV previews Game 2 against the Atlanta Hawks with Fred McLeod, Campy Russell and Elmore Smith.
May 22, 2015  |  12:46

CavsTV Hype Video for Game 2 at Atlanta

CavsTV and KeyBank get you ready for Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks.
May 21, 2015  |  00:43

Media Availability: LeBron James - May 21

Cavaliers forward LeBron James spoke with the media on Thursday in Atlanta.
May 21, 2015  |  08:31

Media Availability: J.R. Smith - May 21

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith spoke with the media on Thursday in Atlanta.
May 21, 2015  |  09:00

Media Availability: Coach Blatt - May 21

Cavaliers Head Coach David Blatt spoke with the media on Thursday in Atlanta.
May 21, 2015  |  13:47

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