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Kyrie Irving on the time between Games 2 and 4: "These last four days have been kind of hell for me. Just icing, icing, icing, icing"
David Blatt on Jan. 30th: "The Hawks have been great. Right now, they're the standard in the Eastern Conference ... But the day is long"
James Jones: 5 straight Finals w/ LeBron. Damon Jones: In the postgame selfie with LeBron's fam. It's good to be a Jones.
#Cavs 118, #Hawks 88: Cavs heading to NBA Finals. clevelandcavaliersblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/game-4…
Tristan's 16 pts a playoff high
LeBron first player in league history to average at least 30 pts, 11 reb, 9 asst for an entire series
cavs at least 10 3-pointers in five straight playoff games, a franchise record
cavs 8-0 vs. hawks in playoffs
fifth sweep in franchise history , 7th straight win in playoffs
LeBron guaranteed the Cavs will play their asses off. I'm going to write about it now
Still the same dude from Oak Park with a dream. I have a job to do 🏆. But tonight I shall celebrate finally meeting the opportunity
LeBron James basically gave a motivational speech that would have made Barack Obama blush. It prompted an applause from some media folk.
LeBron James said he can "guarantee that they will play their asses off" in The Finals and then he dropped the mic and it was over.
LeBron on the Finals: "I can't guarantee a championship but I can guarantee we will play our asses off"
LJ: "We WILL play our asses off"
Cavs' JR Smith said his mom came onto court during celebration and told him: "Talk about, 'Started from the bottom and now we're here.'"
LJ on finals: "We will give our best shot"
J.R. Smith just promoted his Instagram haha. You can see a video of the guys lip synching and dancing there tonight.
J.R. taking pictures at podium to post on Instagram
J.R. Smith took a selfie on the podium with LeBron James and Tristan Thompson. He then urged everyone to follow him on Instagram. Classic!
LJ: "This is special, very special"
With 17-point lead at halftime, LeBron James told Cavs teammates "our motivation now is to get (rookie guard) Joe Harris into the game."
LJ:"No matter what happens from here on out, to see what we've accomplished being a first-year team ... is something we can be very proud of
LeBron James says early adversity -- 19-20 start, rumors about David Blatt, etc -- helped fuel Cavs. "To sit here today, it's very special."
LJ: " I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business. I knew what these people (in NE Ohio) were going through."
LJ: " It's a hard-working city. If you work hard for them, they work hard for you. They give everything back to you."
LJ: " One thing we haven't got caught up in is feeling sorry for ourselves. It doesn't matter."
LeBron on coming back to Cleveland: "I'm a guy who believes in unfinished business"
LJ:" When I made my decision to come back here, I knew what I wanted to do, but I knew it wasn't going to be easy"
sorry, no Kyrie, Tristan at podium
LeBron, Kyrie, J.R. have arrived
waiting ... again... on cavs players to come to the podium
LJ: "We have everything it takes to win. I've been there twice (as a championship winner). We have the great; we have the determination."
Blatt said Delly was very ill tonight. I couldn't tell
Hawks 5-32 on 3s (.156), Cavs 13-31 (.419). Clev outrebounded Atl 56-39
Cavs coach David Blatt: "We've got guys with grit, with character. Since January, I don't know that there's a harder playing team than us."
Blatt: "LeBron came home. I left home to come here"
Kyrie Irving said he knew he was going to play last night. Says there was no way he was missing this game.
too many people just want to get the mike and say their name on TV, and know very little about the game
use the term loosely for some members of the "media," but never a shortage of stupid questions in podium settings
Locker room LeBron: "I'll talk to u guys soon, I'm going to go start preparing for the Finals" (takes bottle of champagne to training room)
No reason for Hawks to hang heads. Gave fans season full of fun. Second-best thing to winning title. Paul Millsap: "Great run. We're family"
Jeff Teague says Hawks disappointed, but proud of season. "It's only our 2nd year together. We're looking forward to getting back in gym."
And enjoying this moment as much as anybody: Kevin Love. He was giving high-fives to arena personnel on his way to the locker room.
The Maestro: 30.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 9.2 apg in Eastern Conference Finals. http://t.co/3vCRRMJmcr
NBA Finals: Game 1, June 4, 8pm; G2, June 7, 8pm; G3, June 9, 9pm; G4, June 11, 9pm; G5; June 14, 8pm; G6, June 16, 9pm; G7, June 19, 9pm
Budenholzer on LeBron: "His confidence has gone to another level"
The Cavs dancers are certainly enjoying the moment. http://t.co/e1teun2LZo
Miked-up Blatt to LJ: "What you did for this team and this city coming back, you deserve this"
Blatt: "We're in Cleveland. Nothing is easy"
James: "We have everything it takes"
"We have everything it takes to win (a championship)," LeBron James said.
"This is Cleveland. Nothing is ever easy. We're not done," Cavs coach David Blatt said
To paraphrase the great Moses Malone: Fo' mo .... http://t.co/ZRcFIWNbxt
"We have the greatest player on the planet," Cavs GM David Griffin said
David Blatt: "We're not done!