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Second team: Pau Gasol, Aldridge (not David), Cousins, Westbrook, CP3.
Harden, LeBron, Curry, Gasol and Anthony Davis make 1st team All-NBA.
Heat to play Oct. 7 exhibition in Louisville against Magic. Heat drew sellout of 20,074 for preseason game there last season vs. Pelicans.
Khris Middleton got a All-NBA 3rd team vote. Take a wild guess which market that came from.
More sobering reality. No Heat players on any of three All-NBA teams, with Wade only Heat player receiving votes (two for third team).
Dwyane Wade was the only Heat player to get any votes for the All-NBA teams with two.
The next candle I buy will be "freshly opened pack of baseball cards" scent. Get it done, candle innovators.
DeMarre Carroll has more 20+ point games this postseason (7) than Kyrie Irving (6), Marc Gasol (6), Dwight Howard (5) and Zach Randolph (3).
Schroder effect last night: Korver w/ no Schroder: 3-5 FG, 2-4 3FG, 9 pts in 29 mins, +5 Korver w/ Schroder: 0-0 FG, 0 pts in 7 mins, -12
LeBron: "In the fourth quarter, I played way too much isolation basketball... I will do a better job."
What did LeBron say when Cavaliers were trading for JR Smith? "Get him here and I'll take care of him."
JR Smith said he wanted to change his reputation for his parents
LeBron on last dunk: "Coach drew up a play, and we tried to run it to perfection."
LeBron on DeMarre Carroll: "You just don't want nobody to get hurt like that."
Iman Shumpert: "it was a great move for us, going from fast-paced New York to Cleveland. Everything calmed down."
Iman Shumpert on JR Smith: "That's my 9-1-1."
Mike Budenholzer says that JR Smith "made a handful of tough shots," but cited some defensive breakdowns too
Hawks locker room is quiet and downbeat, moreso than just one loss in a series. The Carroll situation weighs heavy.
David Blatt: "We could have played better at the end. But I think that's going to be tomorrow's subject."
DeMarre Carroll on crutches, so you can draw your own conclusions about the rest of this series
Kyle Korver on Carroll: "it was tough to watch, man. Obviously we love DeMarre like a brother. We're a tight group."
Kyle Korver on DeMarre Carroll: "We'll see how he is tomorrow. Obviously it didn't look good."
Kyle Korver on JR Smith: "Give him credit. He's one of those guys who is very capable of doing that,"
Hawks just laid out the red carpet.
All iso, no picks, for Cavaliers. And that's how you get a 13-1 run for Atlanta, after an emotional setback.
This replay is taking so long that I forgot the game was still going on
Not assuming the next round, but if Cavaliers play this much iso down stretch against Warriors, that will be a short series
A nation erupts. "ELTON BRAND IS STILL IN THE NBA???"
The Hawks could sure use Thabo Sefolosha now.
DeMarre Carroll being helped off the court. No weight on leg. Terrible.
Oh no. Carroll grabbing left knee.
Playoff career high for J.R. Smith with 28. His high with Denver was 26, and high with the Knicks was 19 (on 7-of-22 shooting).
JR Smith was 18-for-66 from 3 in his last postseason for Knicks. He is 8-for-11 tonight.
J.R. Smith is human?
And most of JR Smith's 3s have been contested, too.
This is a 19-4 run for Cleveland.
Kyle Korver has 3 shots through 3 quarters, and DeMarre Carroll is 2-for-6. Cavaliers up 7.
JR Smith has been as good, in terms of getting to spot in front of Korver, as he's been from 3.
The Hawks' bench has struggled during the postseason, and is struggling tonight, and Budenholzer has given them too much rope.
Dellavedova flops, Millsap gets called, Millsap has to restrain himself from slapping the ball. Officials are struggling.
Horford's played 24 minutes and has just two fouls. Not sure what Budenholzer is saving him for.
Budenholzer screaming for a timeout. Jason Phillips staring off in space.
Jason Phillips has taken over the Eastern Conference finals
The plot thickens...
Bazemore's J sends Hawks to halftime, tied at 51. Teague w/ 17. J.R. Smith is 4-for-5 (for 11). LeBron 16/3/4. Schroder shooting too much.
Teague grabbed the back of his neck after that foul. If Mozgov just steps away, Teague's angle was probably too tight for a finish
Jeff Teague has come to the conclusion that none of the Cavaliers' guards can stay in front of him
LeBron making it clear to Mozgov that he needs to do better
Do the Cavs run any offensive plays?
The more you know 🌠: JR Smith has a pair of 24-point games in his Conference Finals career.
Korver has now missed out on five points because of two Hawks offensive fouls.
Iman Shumpert will get a memo from the league on that one
Hawks lead Cavaliers, 26-20, but can't open wider lead w/LeBron sitting (2 fouls). No Cav can guard Millsap, but Thompson dominating boards.
That's six rebounds for Tristan Thompson, who is doing what was expected against this Hawks front line
Hawks guards smartly attacking Irving by getting to the rim but the team is giving up way too many offensive rebounds.
Kyrie Irving doing a lot of extra bending at his knees, trying to get comfortable
Ouch, that looked like LeBron did a little more than just "hook" Bazemore with that right hand.
Second foul on LeBron. People are booing him off the floor in Atlanta. This is disorienting.
Hawks briefly went with Teague & Schroder together. Hasn't worked much in playoffs: -13.0 per 100 possessions. Worked better there.
Hawks ball and body movement looking January-like. And there's no one to hide Irving on.
Most unique aspect of the Hawks is that all 5 guys can bring ball up the floor and start the offense
Wasn't sure there would be much of a role for Mozgov in this matchup, but Cavaliers running offense through him early
Barkley on LeBron: "God gave him everything ... but hair." Classic.