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To be clear: JVG never said on my pod he wouldn't be interested in NOP job. Just said he wouldn't proclaim it in media on day of firing.
Harden's effective FG% on shots after 7 dribbles this season: 46.6%. In this series: 72.2%
Warriors are making Harden dribble, which usually hurts his efficiency. He's a dribbling machine so far though http://t.co/VhzjNSfDw6
In this WCF, Harden scored on plays where he dribbled 23 times (twice) and one where he dribbled 22 times. In short: dude's dribbling
Trying to make gifs of Klay guarding Harden and struggling because Harden dribbles a billion times on these plays
Y'all were really just going to let me not know this song existed. I'm blocking all of you and getting better followers.
Back to Fort Lauderdale in the morning. 😃
I highly doubt I'm coming back to Atlanta.
Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov combine for 17 points and 23 rebounds. Al Horford and Paul Millsap total 16 points and 11 rebounds
John Wick is just one big ad for Pit Bull adoption.
idk man I mean we've all made "LeBron isn't human" jokes before
Also, there's always rain.
One thing I know: the boss bad guy in movies is harder to shoot with bullets than the easy bad guys.
If Cavs can make to the Finals without Kyrie Irving, he will have had 15 days of rest/recovery.
Reserve point guard Dennis Schroder w/ 11 shot attempts in 12 minutes. All-Stars Al Horford and Paul Millsap with 8 each in 30 and 27 min
Cavs might still be better overall team w/Kevin Love. But I doubt they would be doing defensively what they r w/ Thompson playing 41 mins.
Golden State escaped for a 2-0 lead. Cleveland dominating to 2-0 advantage.
"Enemies stay enemies but friends, they change... Brothers go crazy over money my mayne"
Fall Guy, thank you. The Nine-Nine is up next. Community in the bullpen. It takes a village of shows to soothe the pain.
Like clockwork, at the stroke of midnight ET, the soft-headed line up like lemmings to get roasted. And I always oblige
#Cavs 94, #Hawks 82: Cavs take 2-0 lead in East finals. This series could be over in a hurry. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/game-2…
I missed this, but apparently Charles Barkley entered press room during the press conferences & said the last writer should turn out lights.
The Cavaliers have made the Hawks look like an isolation team. Good gameplan & execution. Big progress from early in season.
LeBron James had 11 assists tonight. The Hawks had 15. Not sure why I need to write a column when that says everything already.
Sad to see @espn2fnf ending. A Friday night staple (or Sat. replay) for well over a decade now.
In other words, Beavers hitters put manhood on plate and challenge pitcher to beat them. Love it. Sums up the spirit and intensity of Casey
Hamilton says Pat Casey sends the Beavers' hitters to the plate with one word in their mind: NOPE. Stands for Nuts on PlatE.
Spent this week around Oregon St. baseball and have three stories in works. Favorite insight came from Caleb Hamilton, who just homered.
LeBron says Iman Shumpert will be on all-Defensive team "very soon"
LeBron said Shump will make All-Defense "very soon."
LeBron really makes sure to credit his teammates in these press conferences. Said Iman will be an All-NBA defender at some point.
LeBron James on Iman Shumpert: "he will be on an All-Defensive Team"
Had no idea Iman Shumpert could even wear a hat with his hairstyle. http://t.co/w4sMeA0lwb
So when I see J.R. Smith playing himself out of the league with everybody else and LeBron making him look like an All-Star, that's greatness
LeBron on how he makes those crazy passes: “I’ve just seen every coverage that defenses can offer me.”
Or Can Shaq Get a knucklehead like Isaiah Rider a ring, or Can Kobe Help Make Ron Artest a champion? That's mark of a true winner.
True judge of transcendent player to me has always been the "Knucklehead Quotient," as in, Can Jordan Make Rodman or Bison Dele a Champion?
Charles Barkley just came into the media room. "I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the last one here has to turn the lights out."
LeBron's value isn't finding a way to win with no Kevin Love and a dinged-up Kyrie; it's making the role players around him play lights out
Playing Scott didn't cost the Hawks the game but it didn't help either. Plenty of other issues as well
Given all the injuries to so many stars, Cavs-Warriors is going to be the best star-studded NBA Finals Adam Silver and league could hope for
Scott is a net zero defensible and didn't even attempt a shot in the first half.
I have been accused of supporting every decision Bud has make but I have no understanding of why you play Scott over Muscala at this point
Q: DeMarre, how was the leg? A: A leg. It was a leg. Um, I got out there, so. We all know I wasn't 100 percent. We all know that.
DeMarre Carroll says he consulted with his agent, the doctor & the coaches before playing. "I wouldn't turn this chance down."
That LeBron mic'd up segment was the best thing I've seen all playoffs.
How was DeMarre Carroll's leg? "It was a leg."
DeMarre Carroll: "We played a lot of isolation ball. We didn't play our team ball.... We came out flat."
DeMarre on LeBron: He's a great player, he knew I was hurt and he came at me with full force. I would've done the same thing.
Does Al Horford believe LeBron controlled the game? "Yes. I do. He controlled the game."
I can't believe DeMarre Carroll played as many minutes as he did tonight. Impressive. Kudos to him.
Revising my tweet from earlier tonight: LeBron could win the East alongside four mules.
DeMarre Carroll at the podium, grimaces as he sits down. Tough dude
Al Horford said he got hit in the quad but is OK
Coach Bud says he thinks Al will be okay. He'll know more on Kyle and DeMarre tomorrow but says DeMarre is "in a pretty good place."
DeMarre Carroll, who led the Hawks with 34 minutes, limps into their locker room
Kent Bazemore: "I still think we're the better team."
Shumpert's walking with quite a limp.
"Our challenge now is to go to Cleveland and play better. Get ready to compete, get ready for Game 3." - Coach Bud
Matthew Dellavedova: 11p on 4-of-13 6r 4a 1s. Jeff Teague: 12p on 5-of-16 3r 6a 1s 2b.
I'm going to start calling it The Cleve.
Seriously though, “Fall Guy” time. Lee Majors will know what say to make it right. Good night, ATL, see y’all in Game Three!
Oh Shaq you funny http://t.co/jiBXUVMikj
If the Cavs do win it all, will there have been a weirder title won by anyone like the one Love will have won?
David Blatt: "LeBron, he sees things ahead of time."
LeBron 14-0 when his team has 2-0 lead in a series
David Blatt: "My feeling is right now we're the Big 1. One team."
Cavs just won't make excuses! Impressive! Very impressive!!
Masterpiece from LeBron. Great D across the board for the Cavs -- sound gameplan (again), good rotations, etc.
The Cavs' offensive rebound rate (25.5%) was only league average tonight. It was their defensive rebounding (83.7%) that was great.
We can all agree Atlanta was smoke and mirrors?
You lose all leverage by letting these issues make it out into the open. Getting to a point where you almost have to do it all again next yr
Kyle Korver's ankle x-Rays were negative
X-Rays on Korver's ankle were negative.
Even after having read all the coverage of Thibodeau, Im still confused as to why Bulls and Thibs have handled it this way.
Just gorged myself on chicken and waffle flavored saltwater taffy. AMA
Would really like to be watching Inside the NBA right now
Reported yesterday that Magic interest in Thibodeau has been overstated. Could be Bulls or bust, as in take year off. Stay tuned.
Ferris Wheel outside of Philips Arena going to get a lot play tonight http://t.co/Pk1SFUNfjk
Kenny Smith on TNT: I didn't know LeBron could lead the New York Knicks to the NBA Finals. wow
Don’t see the value in kicking Hawks fans while we are all obviously down. Do folks need that, too, to feel triumphant?
Six more ... http://t.co/06WTOiMVvi
Hawks battered, bruised and, yes, beaten by a hurting team that just doesn't quit
I just want the Cavs to stop calling it "The Land." We all live on land. Living on land is not unusual.
Trying to think of the last time Magic tweeted something that wasn't painfully obvious to everyone already.
No Atlanta player more than 13 pts (Schroder). Teague 12 on 5-16, Millsap 4 on 2-8
Love to see the Hawks steal one in CLE for some series dignity, but they don’t have to in order to prove this season was awesomely awesome.
Tristan 7 pts, 16 reb; Delly 4-13 FG but 11 pts, 6 reb, 4 asst; Shump 16 pts, Moz 10 pts, 7 reb
Watching Atlanta Hawks fans leave Philips Arena ... still in very good spirits.
And so it is decided http://t.co/NHLPp2wP67
I'd be down with both Van Gundys (Van Gundi??) coaching again.
It feels like these series are over.
LJ 11 assists, Atlanta 15 as team
Instead of thanking the wrong city, Butch Walker thought tonight was Thursday. Even whisper rockers don't know what day it is
Hawks now 10-49 on 3-pointers
Interesting postgame interview with LeBron. Unique questions. Not quite sure how I feel about it
I am disappointed across the board at the outcome of these two home games the team worked so hard to have. The season is a raging success.
Time to watch old “The Fall Guy” episodes to soothe the pain.
Franchise needs it after winning just 4 cups in 87 years
The Hawks old school uniforms are fantastic...unfortunately for them its about all they had going tonight, down 2-0 after 94-82 loss
Without Kyrie Irving, the Cavs take a 2-0 series lead with a 94-82 win over the Hawks. Game 3 is Sunday. http://t.co/1xHTKcMrYy
Hats off to the Cavs for de-clawing the Hawks. Totally out worked the Hawks on top of having the game’s ultimate trump card.
Hawks have no reason for shame. Tough to beat LeBron even at full strength.
Cavs go up 2-0 with a 94-82 win without Kevin Love or Kyrie Irving. They still had that LeBron guy go off for 30p, 11a & 9r.
Final: Cavs 94, Hawks 82. Cavs lead series 2-0. 94 percent of teams up 2-0 win best-of-7 series.
Some idiot named Amico went on three different radio stations today and predicted a Hawks victory.
Was that Usher just giving LeBron congrats behind the bench?
Sure would've liked to have seen this post-season with every team at full strength, no injuries.
Going online now: ESPN sources say Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in Pels' coaching job and under consideration for post. Link on way
Cavs blowing out the Hawks without Kyrie or Love. They haven't got a prayer.
This is happening because of the Hawks' new logo.
Will still hope for this team that has been so resilient over the last two seasons- super guys and super fans.
I think you can win a title w/o a superstar. I just think it's near impossible to win a series w/o 1 vs. THIS superstar. Except, well, Spurs
Hey, Atlanta-bashers, it's not the Hawks' fault the Eastern Conference was awful ...
Good stuff from LeBron Blatt
At this point, the Cavs might seriously think about just resting Kyrie till the Finals. It doesn't appear they need him right now.
LeBron pretty much applied the sleeper hold for two hours
LeBron finishes w/ 30/9/11. Hot start, slowed down from field, but controlled game throughout. Elevated everyone.
Get the man a triple-double!!!
Cavs take LeBron out a rebound shy of a triple-double.
LeBron just tied Jerry West with his 74th playoff game of 30+ points
No triple double for LeBron James: 30 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds though.
The Hawks went from “Spurs East” to just like everybody else in the East. Sad to see them reach this point.
It really sucks what happened to Thabo. But this is the guy who was DNP-CD in most of Thunder's biggest games last year. Not a game-changer.
Super to see everybody clowning the Hawks.
Hate when they stop the play on a 24-second violation when the other team gets the rebound and has already started running back.
teams that win first 2 on road are 19-3 in seven-game series
The last NBA team to win a series after losing the first two games at home was Dallas over Houston in the 2005 first round.
Ok, let him get his triple-double, and then take LeBron out.
LeBron James needs 1 rebound for triple-double
Why is Bron in game???
JR Smith in the Finals.
Just getting a head start http://t.co/yM1dIpWDsX
For NO reason...shoutout to THIS guy & 1 of the all-time great TV shows. Yaphet Kotto. Homicide: Life on the Street http://t.co/cwmNEYmHXE
There has been so little dribble pen from PG leading to the ball movement that creates good open threes.
ATL's Coach Bud has pulled his guys. At the alarming rate at which players' feet are falling off, LeBron should get out soon
Cavs 93, Hawks 74 with 4:53 left. On floor for Hawks: Antic, Muscala, Jenkins, Scott and Mack.
This series may not get back to Atlanta
Cavs up 93-74, 5:09 left. LeBron: 29-11-7, 10-20 FG. Shump: 16 points, 6-10 FG, 4-6 3PT. http://t.co/JDUaOcbx6k
Al Horford done. Getting both knees iced.