Rick Noland

cavs' depleted bench has outscored hawks' no-good-one 18-12

Rick Noland

Mike Scott 8 min, 0 FGA. guess he wasn't the answer

Joe Gabriele

No wonder James Jones is a cool customer out there; in locker room before AM shootaround and then before game, sat at locker reading a book.

Rick Noland

Tristan 9 reb, 0-5 ft

Rick Noland

James Jones stepping up

Bob Finnan

Tristan Thompson has 9 rebounds in first half, but 0 of 5 from foul line

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs bigs not setting world on fire, but Hawks All-Star duo (Horford & Milsap) just 10 shot attempts, combined 11pts,7reb.

Bob Finnan

#Cavs shooting 63.6% from behind the arc in the first half (7 of 11). James Jones 3 of 4, Iman Shumpert 2 of 2.

Rick Noland

cavs up 5, but seems like more

Sam Amico

Cavs doing all the little things it takes to win while undermanned on the road. LeBron 17 on 6-10 shooting. Lead Hawks 54-49 at half.

Joe Gabriele

#Cavs shooting 53% FG, but gaudy 64% (7-11) from deep; James Jones (3-4 3pt FG), @Iman Shumpert, (2-2); LBJ and @JR Smith, each 1-2.

Joe Gabriele

After that last possession, LeBron might air someone out at H, but shorthanded #Cavs up, 54-49, at H; @LeBron James, 17pts, 6-10FG, 4reb, 4asst

Dave McMenamin

The Cavs were 7-for-11 from 3 in the first half (63.6 pct).

Jason Lloyd

Half: #Cavs 54, Hawks 49. James 17p,4r,4a; Shumpert 8p; Jones 9p; Smith 7p; TT 9r. ATL Korver 12p; Teague 10p,5a. CLE 53%,7TO; ATL 49%,5TO

Chris Fedor

As I said on @BullandFox if the Hawks want to win, they let LeBron go and cover the heck out of the shooters. Instead, #Cavs 7-11 from 3.

Dave McMenamin

Cavs up 54-49 at the half. LeBron 17p 4r 4a; James Jones 9p; Iman 8p; J.R. Smith 7p; Tristan 9r. For ATL Korver 12p; Teague 10p 5a

Bob Finnan

#Cavs 54, #Hawks 49, halftime. Cavs shooting 53% from field, Hawks 49%. LeBron James has 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists; James Jones 9 pts

Sam Amico

Not allowed to fly so soon after surgery. twitter.com/marvinjonesera…

Jason Lloyd

James Jones and Iman Shumpert a combined 5/6 from 3 tonight. First Delly, then Smith, now Shumpert & Jones. Someone different every night

Dave McMenamin

Iman Shumpert is a bad man.

Chris Fedor

In a battle of talent vs. system, talent is winning. Cavs have just six assists on 17 makes. Just going one-on-one.

Joe Gabriele

As they did against Chicago, #Cavs playing great D without fouling. FTs so far tonight - CLE, 9-15 FT, ATL, 4-4.

Joe Gabriele

Yeah, I'm a homer, but of the final four teams, none have the dog in them like #Cavs right now. That's a nasty bunch on the floor.

Rick Noland

Hawks were working way back in it, 5 big pts by Shump

Joe Gabriele

James Jones might not be #Cavs best defender, but he might be #Cavs smartest defender.

Joe Gabriele

James Jones now 2-2 3pt FG, he and @JR Smith combined 3-4 3pt FG; Marion, 1-2 FG. In Game 1, Smith was only reserve to score.

Sam Amico

Some of my favorite moments, just as NBA fan, are watching LeBron have success w/shots that look straight out of a George Mikan how-to video

Bob Finnan

3 personal fouls on Delly. He comes out with 5:37 left in the first half.

Rick Noland

Hawks discombobulated. no superstar to turn to

Joe Gabriele

Mount Mozgov still barking on #Cavs bench about that last PF. In 13 min. tonight, Mozgov is 2-4 FG, 6pts, 2reb.

Chris Fedor

Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague are KILLING the Hawks right now. 3-13 combined from the field and some baffling decisions.

Rick Noland

Horford not any better than Millsap so far

Joe Gabriele

Al Horford just attempted and hit his first FG, 7:50, 2Q.

Chris Fedor

All three of Tristan Thompson's offensive boards have turned into points. #Cavs have six points off them.

Chris Haynes

Kyrie Irving has now joined the team on the bench.

Chris Fedor

#Cavs are destroying Atlanta on the boards again, 15-8.

Rick Noland

Teague 1-4, Millsap 1-5

Sam Amico

Cavs sticking with their calling card of scrappiness, strong D and a whole lot of LeBron James (13 pts) so far. Lead Hawks 26-21 end of one.

Jason Lloyd

Tristan Thompson remains a huge problem for Hawks. Outrebounded their entire team in first quarter, 8-7.

Joe Gabriele

After 1Q in ATL, #Cavs up, 26-21; @LeBron James, 13pts, 4-6 FG; @Tristan Thompson, game-high 8reb; #Cavs shooting 50% FG, AT

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: #Cavs 26, Hawks 21. James 13p; Mozgov 6p; Thompson 8r; Smith 5p. ATL Korver 10p. CLE 50%,4TO; ATL 38%,1TO. Hawks 7rebs, Thompson 8r

Dave McMenamin

Cavs lead 26-21 after 1Q. LeBron has 13p on 4-of-6 shooting. Timo 6p; Tristan 8r; J.R. 5p. Korver has 10p for ATL.

Rick Noland

LJ 13 pts, 1 reb, 0 asst

Bob Finnan

#Cavs 26, #Hawks 21, end first Q. LeBron James has 13 points; Tristan Thompson 8 rebounds

Rick Noland

Hawks need some O. why not try Mike Scott?

Dave McMenamin

If you can't beat him, shove him.

Bob Finnan

LeBron James has a 50-pound edge on Kent Bazemore

Joe Gabriele

Flagrant 1 on Antic.

Dave McMenamin

After a review, Antic gets a flagrant 1 foul.

Joe Vardon

Flagrant One on Antic

Joe Gabriele

ATL's Pero Anitc just planted @LeBron James on a dunk attempt; James got up a little bit gimpy, but not shaken. Refs looking at review ....

Dave McMenamin

LeBron goes airborn and Antic takes him down with a shove to the shoulder. LeBron's L leg got caught under him a bit on the fall.

Chris Haynes

It might be time to insert Kendrick Perkins.

Bob Finnan

Flagrant-1 on Pero Antic? I think so. He just knocked LeBron James to the floor

Joe Vardon

Time for your best Antic pun

Joe Vardon

Delly guarded Korver that possession.

Rick Noland

Is Paul Millsap even playing?

Chris Haynes

LeBron James ticked at Timofey Mozgov, telling him to "grab the ball."

Dave McMenamin

One more time for those who missed it: My piece on the once contentious relationship between Kyrie and Delly es.pn/1Fzd2vQ

Chris Fedor

Kyle Korver has nine of Hawks 12 points. Atlanta is 5-2 when he hits double figures in the playoffs.

Bob Finnan

2 personal fouls on Iman Shumpert. Not good

Joe Gabriele

LeBron (7pts, 3-5 FG) and Mozgov (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) have done all the scoring for #Cavs; @Tristan Thompson out-rebounding ATL, 5-3.

Bob Finnan

Ron Harper in the house

Bob Finnan

#Cavs' Tristan Thompson has 5 rebounds in first 5 minutes

Chris Fedor

Jeff Teague is now 1-for-6 in this series when guarded by Delly.

Chris Fedor

Matthew Dellavedova's shot keeps missing to the right. Same thing in Game 1.

Chris Fedor

#Cavs and #Hawks. Game 2. Eastern Conference finals. Come join me for a LIVE chat here cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Chris Fedor

Reminder: #Cavs still have J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, Timofey Mozgov and that LeBron fella. This isn't 2007.

Joe Vardon

PA announcer just now: "He's baaaaaaaack. DeMaaaaaaaaarrrre Carroll"

Joe Vardon

I hate that he's so good at snapping these pics twitter.com/mcten/status/6…

Joe Vardon

ICYMI: LeBron should go over 43K career minutes in this game bit.ly/1Q14JIU

Joe Vardon

Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll to start in Game 2 against LeBron James bit.ly/1FEIHua

Chris Fedor

As I said earlier today during a radio interview, anything DeMarre Carroll can give Atlanta will give it a lift emotionally.

Rick Noland

shocked DeMarre Carroll is playing. how well, TBA

Dave McMenamin

The Cavs' Big Three down to the Big One for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. instagram.com/p/3AQc05SLn3/

Bob Finnan

DeMarre Carroll will start for #Hawks. He looked like he was done for the rest of the season in Game 1

Joe Vardon

DeMarre Carroll will start tonight. Amazing

24 hrs ago, thought Cavs could sweep. now Kyrie is out and Carroll is in. things change quickly

Rick Noland

Carroll to start for Hawks

Jason Lloyd

DeMarre Carroll will start tonight for Hawks. Wow.

Rick Noland

just so everyone knows, it's tendinitis, not tendonitis. don't know why, but it is

Jason Lloyd

Kyrie Irving will not play in Game 2 vs. Hawks: ATLANTA: Kyrie Irving will not play tonight when the Cavalie... bit.ly/1LuDUvT

Rick Noland

Cavs 1-6 without Kyrie in regular season

Chris Fedor

I asked Charles Barkley for his prediction while he was riding the elevator with me and he said "I like #Cavs tonight"

Rick Noland

Hawks still making decision on Carroll

Rick Noland

not really sure what harm a 2nd MRI would have done. is it not possible something could have happened since 1st one?

Joe Vardon

More on Kyrie: His foot is increasingly less of an issue. Taking different meds, doing different exercises. Cavs "hope" he plays Sunday

Joe Vardon

RE Kyrie: Andrews confirms tendinitis, but "different interpretation" of nature of injury and how to treat.

Rick Noland

Delly to start for Kyrie

Jason Lloyd

No surprise, but Matthew Dellavedova will start in place of Kyrie Irving tonight for #Cavs

Sam Amico

Cavs 1-6 without Kyrie Irving this season, 0-4 since January 15.

Chris Fedor

Hawks DeMarre Carroll is warming up on the practice court, trying to see if he can play. http://t.co/ae2ChEAERW

Chris Fedor

Reporter: "How much did being up 1-0 have to do with the decision to rest Kyrie Irving?" David Blatt: "Absolutely none."

Rick Noland

Irving flew to Florida with team physician Dr. Richard Parker to meet with Andrews

Chris Fedor

#Cavs Kyrie Irving didn't receive MRI. Agreed upon treatment plan for Irving has not been revealed.

Bob Finnan

Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving may miss Game 2 bit.ly/1Sq41Jf

Chris Haynes

Kyrie Irving traveled to Florida for evaluation where it was confirmed he's battling a bout of tendinitis in knee. There was no MRI taken.

Jason Lloyd

Irving met with Dr. Andrews in Florida. #Cavs team doctor was there, too. No MRI was necessary. Evaluation confirmed tendinitis diagnosis

Joe Vardon

Dr. Parker accompanied Kyrie on Florida flight. Again, no MRI today. Previous imaging on knee showed no tear