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Al Horford said he got hit in the quad but is OK
DeMarre Carroll, who led the Hawks with 34 minutes, limps into their locker room
Kyle Korver's ankle x-Rays were negative
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
LeBron finishes w/ 30/9/11. Hot start, slowed down from field, but controlled game throughout. Elevated everyone.
LeBron shot 50, 49.1, 56.5 % in 3 last playoffs with Heat.Entered tonight shooting 42.8 these playoffs but still dominating diminished East
A lot of Hawks fans are leaving, for maybe the last time this season.
Tristan Thompson will keep LeBron from a triple-double. LeBron's at 29/7/10.
Hawks fans kept tweeting at me that they wanted more Mike Scott & Shelvin Mack. Not going so well.
Orioles beat Marlins 8-5; Miami 0-8 on homestand, now 16-27. Fox Network airing Marlins-Orioles in prime time Sat.,but in only 8% of country
DeMarre Carroll, who wasn't supposed to play, is 2nd on the Hawks in minutes w/ 30 & w/ Korver out, will soon be first.
Hawks fans have had it with Pero Antic
Tristan Thompson grabbing rebounds, setting screens, switching pick-and-rolls. He's been the East's Draymond Green in these playoffs.
By the end of this game, DeMarre Carroll will be the Hawks' healthiest starter
Who needs shots when you've got goals?! http://t.co/5KaERf9aPn
Kyle Korver (sprained ankle) doubtful to return for Hawks.
Hawks helping Horford to the bench. Crowd applauding. This has gone as badly as it could for Atlanta.
Al Horford now struggling to get up
Cavs lead Hawks, 84-66, after Q3. LeBron James has accounted for 53 of Cleveland's 84, with his points or assists.
Tristan Thompson has 14 rebounds. Would have 25 if the Cavaliers missed more.
Hawks are pressing, stagnant. There comes a point when a team knows. They know.
When a possession by the Hawks ends with a contested layup attempt by Kyle Korver, the Cavs did something right.
LeBron has accounted for 39 of the Cavaliers' 66 points, with his own points and his assists
Some brilliant team defense there by the Cavs.
Dellavedova stares down the Hawks bench after his second 3 of the quarter. Cavaliers up 65-54.
Can't we just end it now? http://t.co/XdjaAUUH9v
Cavaliers lead 54-49, at halftime. Passing clinic for point guard LeBron James in that quarter. He's got 17/4/4. Millsap still struggling.
Another pass from LeBron that no one else makes
The Hawks were 42-9 at one point this season. That team looks long gone. Showing little confidence in their sets.
That pass by LeBron is one that no one else makes
The Hawks offense is a mess, when Horford isn't even looking for his shot, and the best alternative is a Schroder jumper
Never seen Paul Millsap look this bad
Budenholzer subbing quicker than the other night, shorter stints for his starters. Trying to win this in the fourth.
DeMarre Carroll doesn't have much, but is really competing.
Have always liked Paul Millsap as a player, but this isn't the way you want to go into free agency. Looks overmatched.
Al Horford walking gingerly on sideline
Shawn Marion's first meaningful minutes in a while
Paul Millsap was 1-for-5 in first quarter. Al Horford didn't take a shot. Tristan Thompson is the one who has looked like the All-Star.
DeMarre Carroll in for Bazemore. Carroll was icing knee. Short rest, so it doesn't stiffen
Watching LeBron bully Kent Bazemore in the post -- which he can do every time -- should make Hawks fans even angrier at NYPD
Apparently there also are a few Lightning fans here at the game in Tampa. And I thought Miami was New York South.
James Jones guarding Pero Antic. Mike Scott would present more of a threat.
DeMarre Carroll wasn't especially effective in first stint, so I wonder if he gets a second in half -- or if Budenholzer looks at Mike Scott
J.R. Smith's first 9-1-1 shot doesn't fall. And Kyle Korver already has as many shots as in Game 1
Dellavedova has been really good on the defensive end. Upgrade from what Irving was offering.
Paul Millsap needs to find his game quickly for Atlanta
LeBron holding the ball for a while, then testing whether Carroll can move laterally. Bazemore will be in early.
Carroll is clearly gimpy
Dellavedova starts by missing a jumper to the right. Was his issue in game 1.
DeMarre Carroll has a free agent payday on the line, and is pushing through. Was grimacing in warmups.
DeMarre Carroll is starting. To which I say... wow.
Again, while Dwyane Wade may not have pushed through everything in regular season (due to "maintenance"), he always did in the playoffs.
And, while hardly his fault, Kevin Love is missing his 8th playoff game tonight. Chris Bosh missed 9 of 87 in 4 seasons w/ LeBron.
Since the Kyrie Irving comparison is commonly made, Dwyane Wade missed 1 playoff game (out of 87) in 4 postseasons w/ LeBron. G4, R1, 2013.
(2/2)... Irving is at the arena tonight. Cavaliers hopeful he can play Sunday. Foot, which was also an issue, no longer is. Just knee.
Some clarity on Irving situation: still diagnosed as tendinitis, but Dr. Andrews had different interpretation/plan on how to treat (1/2)..
This morning, there was much talk about "pain tolerance" for Irving. Now, after exam revealed nothing new, it's a "medical decision."
Kyrie Irving was evaluated by Dr. James Andrews in Florida. No additional MRI. Exam confirmed what Cavs already knew.
David Blatt won't reveal his starting PG, but there's only one real option, unless he goes with LeBron & spacers.
David Blatt keeps repeating that it was "a medical decision." Not offering specifics, but that takes the burden off Irving.
David Blatt says it was a "medical decision" for Irving to sit tonight
Kyrie Irving out tonight
Mike Budenholzer says DeMarre Carroll is still "game-time decision." Told it's close to game-time, he quips, "it's almost time 4 a decision"
David Samson said he is disappointed no players turned out for team's community event last night. Some fans expressed anger on Twitter.
Dolphins CB Will Davis, off ACL, expected to be ready for start of training camp, Hickey tells The Ticket.
South FL…hope to see you on Saturday http://t.co/xqoL2Fq8ye
Kyrie Irving not at Shootaround today so he can undergo additional testing on his knee. Questionable for tonight
Out of the 15 All-NBA players this season, only three were from the East (James, Irving, Gasol). No Hawks.
Don't. Leave. Curry. http://t.co/A1zHzrwTxn
We need more Aussies in the NBA.
It doesn't come down to the final play -- or even remotely close to it -- if it weren't for James Harden's heroics.