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Jeff Teague is a 32 percent 3-point shooter this postseason. Hawks needed to do better than that on final possession in tie game.
Assuming Popovich, who's in town, didn't phone in that end-of-regulation "play" to Hawks.
The Hawks, known for a great system of offense that involves sharing, goes Iso for a game-winning three from Teague? What?
Jeff Teague thinks he's Steph Curry.
ZOMBIE HAWKS GAIN STRENGTH AS GAME PROGRESSES
Hawks with just 7 turnovers through regulation. Cavs had 6 in the 4th quarter.
I hate iso-ball out of a timeout.
Dribble dribble dribble dribble dribble dribble dribble pull-up, off-balance 26-foot jumper
Paul Pierce just hit a jumper from his couch watching the end of regulation.
We should be removing five minutes of game time in the East playoffs not adding five
That was a good shot. You always want to run it down with the game tied.
My goodness... DeMarre tried screening LeBron. LBJ basically was like, "Move, bruh."
Hawks did smart thing and went for win. Didn't get it. LeBron still unebeaten vs. Hawks in playoffs. For now: 104-all and we're headed to OT
Besides Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert also has five fouls, which could be an issue in overtime.
Teague misses the 3 as time expires and we have OT knotted 104-104. LeBron 32p 17r 12a; Delly 17p; Shump 15p; J.R. 14p 9r
Why is LeBron allowed to bulldoze the screen?
For the millionth time, you have to try to run something. Last shot is great, but not if that's what it's going to be.
LeBron provided the defensive stop on Jeff Teague when the Cavs needed it most.
That looked like a Randy Wittman special by the Hawks there.
What was that?
Jeff Teague missed a 20-footer at the buzzer. We're going to overtime tied at 104
Jeff Teague misses potential game-winner at the buzzer. Cavs and Hawks headed to OT tied at 104.
That's the shot?
Teague's three-point attempt draws front-iron and we're going to overtime at The Q.
Good screen by Carroll on LeBron. Gave Teague a clean look. Didn't matter. Overtime.
Teague got a decent look. No good.
Isolate Teague. No one else should take the shot unless it's a layup.
Gotta be Teague here.
Just went back and watched replay. LeBron stayed out of the play in the backcourt for 12 seconds after that no-call. Unreal.
Right, I shouted down Mike Scott, but it was Teague that needed to just dribble until fouled.
Hawks holding for last shot.
Bazemore game winner.
If Cleveland keeps switching that Millsap/Teague screen--and don't know why they are--go right back to him. Creates highest percentage shot.
LeBron would have been off-sides if the Hawks hadn't fouled Shumpert under the basket, wouldn't he have been?
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Hawks could've run that clock down to nothing before shooting.
You were kinda just waiting for LeBron to come crashing in from the left side of the screen into the frame. But he never did.
Question all season was whether Hawks had a go-to guy. And, now, two of their more viable options for last shot aren't out there.
If Atlanta scored while LeBron was in the backcourt sulking, twitter would've melted
Overtime or nah?
Whew, well that was lucky. Now, Jeff Teague, how about not leaving LeBron any time on the clock, ok?
Teague has to take control in that situation. Pull it out, bleed some clock, set up something clean. Inexperience a factor there.,
Cavs 20-28 on free throws. Hawks 24-28.
Hawks win or OT.
The fireworks at UT tonight are not about any athletic conquest. They're meant to honor the latest crop of millennials who now need jobs.
Give it to Horford :(
LeBron owes Tristan and Shump a little something extra after that. How do you not get up and play D?
Two big missed free throws by the Cavs late...
Tied at 104 with 17.1 seconds left. Hawks ball.
That was some sequence ending in a pouty LBJ and the Hawks blowing a power play opportunity.
Power rank the Canadians
Tie game. Hawks ball. :17.1 left.
Tie game, our ball. Who takes the winner?
Has anyone ever compared LeBron's scowls to Gene Keady's before?
What is Atlanta doing. You got the lead. The clock is your friend with 29 seconds left. What brain lock.
That was either a foul or a travel at midcourt. Gotta call something
Did LeBron really just choose not to defend on the biggest possession of the game because he was mad about a non-call?
What the hell was Teague doing there? You have to know the situation. Have to hold the ball there, even with numbers. Insane decision.
ZOMBIE REFS TOO
Well, that was wild.
Huge block by Tristan Thompson, considering LeBron James never got back.
What a defensive sequence for Tristan Thompson
What is LeBron doing?
That was a sequence.
WHY DID MIKE SCOTT SHOOT THAT
Tristan Thompson on the damn offensive glass, bruh.
Tristan Thompson created these free throws. Got a hand on that ball over three Hawks.
By the way, since I mentioned the Hawks not getting stops, they've gotten stops. Feel free to thank me Atlanta.
LeBron’s Sprite is delicious and I’m really mad I don’t drink soda anymore because I want some.
Thompson was moving when Teague made chest to chest contact.
Biggest reason to want a Hawks win? Means another TNT game, which means more Chuck and Kenny.
Obviously, the rest of the Hawks can't play with Horford and Korver.
1:38 until the moved-up Finals start date is off the table completely.
Hawks want to win and walk off the floor doing the Sam Cassell dance.
Wasn't really expecting ATL to win after Horford got tossed; particularly in a game that Korver wasn't playing in. Would be impressive
Not entirely sure how the Hawks are about to pull this off
Win or lose this game, the Hawks have shown some crazy fight without Korver and Horford. They're not laying down. You have to respect that.
LeBron has never lost to the Hawks in the playoffs. He's 6-0...
Paul Millsap gets an assist on that charge call for making mention of LeBron clearing out w/ elbow. Not typically called, though.
Wow. Two straight baskets by Teague, with Carroll drawing charge on James in between, and Hawks lead 104-100 with 1:38 left.
Thompson should have fouled out on the Teague drive. Pathetic non call.
This is stunning.
ZOMBIE TEAGUE. ZOMBIE HAWKS. ZOMBIES EVERYWHERE.
ATL 104, CLE 100, Timeout Cavs 1:38 left.
Iso-Teague puts the Hawks up 4 w/ 1:38 left.
Hawks are staring down Millsap like they used to with Joe Johnson.
James is making sure he ends up on Millsap, no matter the switch.
Look at the Hawks rally here in the fourth. Very impressive.
Every team but Golden State is bad.
Other than LeBron and Magic, who else has been capable of playing point center?
Atlanta, the team that entered the series with the talent gap not on its side, is tied with the Cavs at 100 -- w/out Korver & Horford.
Nice to see that the Knicks aren't the only ones who can be roasted by the likes of Mack, Scott and Bazemore.
Truly historic night for LeBron. How will it end? http://t.co/zNGajRzbjQ
The Hawks just needed to get rid of two of their All-Stars to make this competitive.
Yet another "Millsap doesn't look right" game. Look up at the box: 22 and 7, 5-10 FG & 11-11 FT. Good defensive work.
This season Horford told me Bazemore was big for Hawks perimeter D. Showing more than that tonight.
I'm watching this game wearing a 2 Chainz version of an official team shirt so there's that.
We all knew it would come down to Kent Bazemore and JR Smith
We've missed you, 💯 http://t.co/VwvK7TezqV
(does LeBron really just leave his cereal sitting there in that commercial? waste of cereal imo)
This wrestling match has turned into an excellent basketball game.
LeBron James' 54th career playoff game with at least 30 points, five rebounds and five assists -- seventh of 2015 playoffs.
LeBron James turns in the first 30p/15r/10a playoff game in 22 years. Charles Barkley last to do it.
Bazemore and Smith exchange 3-pointers. Tied at 100 with 3:18 left.
Kent Bazemore podium game?
LeBron is now tied with Kareem Abdul-Jabaar for third all-time with 75 playoff games of at least 30 PTS
The Bazemore Game?
If Lawlers Law applies Hawks win
Kent Bazemore hero ball?
it's going to be a bazemore game-winning three it has to be
That may be Cleveland's best play right there -- LeBron to the hole...
For Kyle: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
ZOMBIE ATTACK IN CLEVELAND
Hawks lead 97-95 with 19-7 run.
Good guys lead.
Every time I start to wonder about Paul Millsap, he pulls me back in.
ALL BAZE -- NO TREBLE
That possession was sponsored by scrappy Australians everywhere.
Several players diving on floor. All dirty
Tremendous hustle by both teams. Glad to see the Hawks hit the floor, too.
Everybody went full Delly on that play!
The thing is, LeBron is creating an open corner 3 every time down the floor.
I've never watched The Walking Dead but I assume it's like this Hawks/Cavs game?
LeBron performance tonight is sick. Best 0-for-10 bounceback since ... ?
Tied at 95-95.
I only wish we'd seen this kind of play in Atlanta. So bizarre how wrong their approach was to start a conf. finals.
ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS ZOMBIE HAWKS
Hawks not just without Korver and Horford, but Schroder and Antic benched. That's half of their top 8 Wizards faced.
Almost forgot how good Webber was from that high post. Threat to shoot, pass, drive. 6-9, 245
Calling it now. Horford will be suspended for Game 4.
Bazemore will be shooting 2 FT to tie the game after a timeout. 5:36 left.
Hawks on 15-7 run, trail 95-93 with 5:36 remaining.
The 2011 Mavs would've swept the Cavs, Hawks and Rockets
Webber is Tristan Thompson's personal cheering section.
2-point game, True Believers. http://t.co/3xHb5WKTea
FWIW, always liked Delly. Told him earlier this year he's missed on those midnight college hoops games. Just avoid those ankles.
No way 'Sap was fouled there.
*trying to find zombie hawk emoji*
Hawks getting the Delly/Millsap matchup on screens.
Scott is minus-10, Mack minus-15. I wanted Mack over Schröder so that's on me.
ZOMBIE HAWKS STILL IN THIS
The Maestro: 27pts, 14reb (7off, 7def), 11asst, 3stl http://t.co/0RhkgHM6kp
My last 3 tweets have angered Cleveland, Miami & Atlanta. Anyone I can offend in Vancouver? Shouldn't have drafted Bryant Reeves.
I am going to enjoy a whole 2015-16 season of folks telling me the Hawks are crap no matter what.
Upon review, Al Horford might have gotten away with that People's Elbow if he didn't immediately throw his hands up in the air.
All season, I heard other coaches praise the Hawks' defense. But they can't get a stop when they need one, against team missing 2 key guys.
Just looked at box score. LeBron with 25-14-11 yet has second-worst plus-minus (0) on the Cavs tonight.
Webber talking about "great extension" on the Thompson rebound. You mean on the push off right? http://t.co/mcFuv4lfPj
As long as the Hawks can’t stop that wing ISO/post-up, why run anything else?
These days it feels like LeBron could win a playoff game with the 4 dudes you play pickup with.
Of all the "old vets" brought to the Cavs, James Jones is the one I least expected to be getting playoff minutes. AK
Just caught up on the UFC fights from last night: Cormier cracked me up, Anthony Johnson was super classy, Weidman's a national icon.
This might be weirdest triple-double because LeBron will receive tons of praise, yet oddly seems like Cavs producing more without him.
Knee don't lie
Shump used all his turbo on that move and had nothing left for the shot.
Great adjustment for Cavs with no Horford, and LeBron resting: Attacking quickly in early offense, going right at Hawks' smaller lineup.
Tristan Thompson has improved his stock as much as anyone in these playoffs. Has really been terrific.
Tristan Thompson going to sort through major eight figure offers this offseason.
Teague wanting a palming call on JR Smith on that play.
Teague has been short on so many lane shots this series.
Bud should just go with 4 guards and Millsap.
Reckless Delly Lobs are still fun, tho.
David Blatt on Delly in sideline interview: "There is a pattern of behavior. He plays very hard, he plays very tough but very cleanly."
lmao Rachel straight up asked Blatt if Dellavedova is a dirty player during the between-quarter interview
Better Cavs team: Lebron 1.0 with Big Z, Gibson, Hughes, Gooden etc. LeBron 2.0 meaning team on court tonight (No Love, Kyrie) ??
15 of LeBron's 25 points have come since Al Horford's ejection.
Cavs up 81-76 after 3Q. LeBron 25p 14r 11a; Delly 17p; Shumpert 11p. Usher shows up on jumbotron and gestures CLE headed for a sweep.
I wonder if Adam Sandler himself will see "Pixels?"
That's the biggest difference from 2011 Finals. He doesn't allow himself to overthink.
Usher just called for a sweep on the scoreboard, but I don't think all the fans picked up on what he was signaling.
Right now, Hawks fans are saying "we're not against Australia....we're not against Austral-IANS...what we are against are those THUGS..."
Man, who at TNT played "Thuggish Ruggish Bone?" You the real MVP.
TNT’s music selection game stays on point while ESPN plays Black Eyed Peas and Lenny Kravitz.
Was that Bone?
LeBron James had 15 third-quarter points.
NBA on TNT running "Thuggish Ruggish Bone" into commercial break. That. Is. Awesome.
After shooting 0-for-10 from the field, LeBron now has a triple-double with 25 points, 14 rebounds & 11 assists with Cavs up 81-76 after 3.
Just a remarkable display by the Cleveland Cavaliers. On paper they shouldn't be headed to the Finals. But games aren't played on loose leaf
JR Smith elbow to Bazemore's mouth, no Flagrant 2?
Cavaliers 81, Hawks 76 after three quarters.
Most impressive part of LeBron's postseason has been his relentless attacking, even on nights he's inefficient. Opponent can't ever relax.
dellavedova definitely to blame for that. somehow. he planned it or something.
Bazemore really milking the closeup
Pretty sure that's a Flagrant 3 on JR Smith.
Both guys were trying to go for the ball. And Smith caught him fighting for the loose ball. Common foul.
I know it's old news at this point but gotta love Dellavedova, Muscala, Bazemore, Shelvin Mack getting ECF minutes. Reppin mid-major hoops.
So JR Smith's elbow took the Chicago series off?
This version of LeBron, which is similar to the 2007-10 version of LeBron, is so much more interesting than Miami's efficient war machine.
LeBron James finally with a playoff triple-double, 12th of his playoff career. Had been flirting with it several times during playoffs.
Kent Bazemore just got hit with an elbow from J.R. Smith.
Thing of beauty watching DeShields on that triple... Pickin' em up and puttin' em down
John Wall braces himself from a fall against Hawks. Fractures wrist. LeBron braces himself from a fall against Hawks. Gains strength.
MACK ATTACK THREE
Mike Scott tipped that
While the NBA game is more 3-pointers, most of the great perimeter players (MJ, Kobe, LeBron, etc.) still own the mid-post area in setups.
Haaaaaah, Bazemore tried to get it back on the other end.
For Kyle: 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Wow… Dunk of the playoffs so far.
Memo to NBA: Headbandless James can still dunk.
Oh my lord have mercy
Man dunk by LeBron. So good.
It's clear many of you misunderstood my Delly tweet. I don't have time/space (140 characters) to explain it. Will do so in final thoughts
LeBron just 8-for-24 but w/ 20p 13r 11a has his 12th career playoff triple-double. Also passed K. Malone for 6th all-time playoff scoring
Who has to park next to Dellavedova in the players' parking lot?
Loved having a friend's bday as an excuse to get dressed up. We clean up well! http://t.co/OrhhhyKa7C
Cavs' videoboard pep talk from Stallone ("It's how hard you can GET hit...") maybe motivates the Hawks.
Vikings have maintained forever that they're not trading Adrian Peterson. I can't see his decision to not attend OTAs changing that.
LeBron James with first 0-10 shooting start of postseason career. And now, first postseason triple-double since 2013. http://t.co/YaFz3xehF8
Cavs w/ 11 more FGA & 7 more FTA so far, thanks to 14 offensive rebounds.
Magic has 30 playoff triple-doubles. LeBron 12. Jason Kidd, 11
People quickly forget the greatness of Magic Johnson until they see he had 30 playoff triple-doubles and LeBron is second with just 12.
And LeBron just passed Karl Malone for 6th place in All-Time NBA Playoff scoring. Despite shooting 7-of-23. He’s been busy.
Dennis loving the effort! Finish Q3 strong boys. http://t.co/aFluyTkkoR
If the Hawks lose by less than 10 let's say they win.
Let's get to the important point of the Dellavadova vs. Hereford dust-up - J.R. didn't do anything to get suspended.
MACK PASS ATTACK
12th career postseason triple-double for LeBron James: 18 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists
LeBron is 7-of-23 with a triple-double. So that’s weird.
Whoever it was during Game 2 that said Delly's jump shot form looks like he's jumping out of a cake is still making me laugh.
Still a few minutes left in the third quarter, and LeBron James has an 18-point, 12-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.
BTW, LeBron has his triple double.
I'm more disturbed by Dellavadova's ugly shooting form ...
There it is, LeBron's 12 triple-double in playoffs
LeBron James now has his 12th career postseason triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
NAH Twitter, I'm not gonna allow yall to twist Al ejection into "refs decided this series"...ATL dead in the water before their plane landed
LeBron reaching the Finals while shooting less than 40% from the field (he's closing in on it) would count as performance art.
At some point people may look up from the Dellavedova/Horford debate long enough to notice this is a two-point game.
Volume Shooter Mike Scott has returned.
Next assist will give LeBron his 12th playoff triple-double, second only to Magic Johnson