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Paul Millsap, the quiet man

Facing elimination in the Eastern Conference finals, the Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap remains stoic and determined, like he's always been, Jonathan Abrams writes.

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Lowe: Rebirth of the NBA post-up game

While the efficiency of the 3-pointer and the pick-and-roll have dominated NBA offenses, an old standard is making a quiet and effective comeback, Zach Lowe writes.

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Seattle arena investor: No hockey-first plan yet

The investor attempting to build a new basketball and hockey arena in Seattle says his group has yet to be presented with a plan that would have a hockey franchise as the first occupant..

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Young and hungry?

Is James Young ready to fight for a rotation role in his sophomore season?

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Cavs should rest LeBron in Game 4 (4:15)

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Lakers begin pre-draft workout process

The Lakers kicked off what's expected to be a weeks-long evaluation process ahead of the June 25 NBA draft.

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Hawks can't catch-and-shoot

Atlanta is 0-of-8 on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers tonight. Third best in the regular season, the Hawks have gotten progressively worse each round this postseason.

  • Regular Season 39.8%
  • First Round 39.2%
  • Second Round 34.7%
  • East Finals 19.6%

All the Hawks' things in a box to the left

Cleveland led by as much as 20 points in the first half before entering intermission up 59-42. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have shown up for Atlanta, combining for 27 points, but the Hawks are just 2-for-14 from 3. Follow live


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Avg NBA head coaching experience of NBA title winning coach over the last 15 Finals? 12 years. Could have Blatt vs Kerr both in Year 1.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

LeBron needs 4 more assists & 1 more rebound to maintain triple double average for series. And he'll be quite aware of it.

Triple-double alert for LeBron

LeBron James is averaging a triple-double for the series and he's already up to 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists on the night and it's only the second quarter. Cleveland is giving him assist opportunities as its shooting a blistering 59% from the field. Follow live


Hawks struggling to contain Cavs

The Cavs put up 32 points in the first quarter and are on pace for 34 in the second. Cleveland leads by 16 at the midway point of the second frame. Follow live


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

On the plus side, second-chance points haven't really been a problem for the Hawks tonight.

Hawks want to talk it over

LeBron James has scored 8 of the Cavs' 11 second-quarter points as Cleveland's lead has ballooned to 15 early in the period. Follow live


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Tristan Thompson makes the first jumper I've seen him make in months, beats the buzzer. Cavs up 32-20 after 1Q. Kyrie 9p; LeBron 5p 3a

Rest does Kyrie good

The Cavs closed the first quarter on a 6-0 run, capped by a Tristan Thompson buzzer beater. Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 9 points in the first quarter. For reference, Irving had 10 points in 27 minutes in Game 1. Follow live


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Kyrie Irving is up to 9 pts on 4-for-5 shooting in the 1st Q. Really have to hand it to him and CLE's Phil Handy for getting him ready

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Good sign for Kyrie's confidence in his body: He goes to the rim, gets knocked to the floor, pops right up.

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LeBron continuing to rack up the postseason superlatives: He just passed Larry Bird for 7th place on the NBA's all-time playoff steals list

Start Cleveland had hoped for

All Cavs players that have logged minutes in Game 4 have scored and the team is 4-for-5 from deep. Meanwhile, the Hawks can't buy a bucket, just 6-of-15 from the field and missing all 5 of their 3-point attempts. The Cavs lead by 8 late in the first. Follow live

Dellavedova already in Hawks' head

Matthew Dellavedova is under Atlanta's skin and now in its head. Delly checked in and immediately nailed a 3-pointer. Then, he bodied up Jeff Teague the full 94-feet and an annoyed Teague shoved Dellavedova, drawing an offensive foul. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Dellavedova, like Kyrie, makes his first shot of the game -- a 3. This crowd at The Q is loving both of its point guards. It's loud.

Kyrie looking OK early

There was some concern as to whether Kyrie Irving would play, but the Cavs PG has 5-quick points on a floater and 3-pointer as Cleveland leads by 5 early. Follow live

LeBron on the cusp of the Finals

Not only is LeBron James looking to average a triple-double for a playoff series, he's one game away from playing in his fifth consecutive NBA Finals. The last player to do that? Bill Russell in 1966 (via Elias). Follow live

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