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Cavs power way past Hawks for 3-0 series lead

LeBron James and Kevin Love each recorded a double-double as the Cavs, who made 21 3-pointers, dominated the fourth quarter to top the Hawks and move within a victory of reaching the Eastern Conference finals.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win it 121-108 in dramatic fashion, coming back from down nine in the fourth quarter to go up 3-0 on the Hawks in the second round. They're now 7-0 in the playoffs. Frye 27p on 7-of-9 from 3 7r in 28 mins; LeBron 24p (his 17th straight playoff game with 20-plus points) 13r 8a; Love 21p 15r 3a; Tristan 7p 13r. CLE shoots 21-of-39 from 3.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavaliers beat Hawks 121-108 to take 3-0 series lead. The ViewFromVegas is they covered as 2.5-point road favorites and the game went over the betting total of 197.

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I'm taking that Jeff Teague shove as the physical expression of, "Yeah, we've all had enough of this matchup now."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Frustration sets in for Hawks as Jeff Teague blatantly shoves LeBron James into the stands with 30 seconds left. Teague gets a flagrant-1 as Cleveland takes a 3-0 lead and moves within one win of sweeping the Hawks for second straight year.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs are 20-for-35 from 3 tonight. Channing Frye is 7-for-9 from deep off the bench for 27 points. This is some wild stuff.

LeBron forces his way to hoop for dunk

LeBron James got by a defender, drove to the basket and finished with a monster slam dunk. Game is live on ESPN.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

This kid rocks.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron time: Cavs on a 10-2 run with James directing a switch onto Kyle Korver and calling for clear out before driving and dunking. Then James starts a play throwing ball into paint to Kevin Love, who passes to JR Smith, who draws two defenders and finds James open for a 3. Then James assists Channing Frye for a fast break dunk to push Cavs up 106-103 with 5:56 left. Entire Cavs bench runs to floor to celebrate with players on floor as timeout is called.

Horford getting all the love on alley-oops

Chalk another one for Al Horford's stat sheet, as Mike Scott tossed one up to Horford, who finishes with the alley-oop with ease.

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Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Number of players have slipped around foul line in front of Hawks bench. General area treated earlier after Thabo Sefolosha bled on floor

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hawks need to pull this game out not only to survive but because they're getting the type of breaks they haven't seen all series. LeBron James just slipped and lost the ball as he was heading full steam toward the basket and stopped to make a move on a Hawk defender. Can't remember a time when I've seen LeBron fall down on his way full speed toward basket on a break. Hawks up 91-85 heading into fourth.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs cut into the lead a little bit, but can't get over the hump, still trail ATL 91-85 after 3Q. Love 18p 9r 4f; LeBron 14p on 5-of-12 11r 5a; Frye 16p 5r; Tristan 7p 13r; Irving 12p.

Horford demolishes Love on poster dunk

Kevin Love probably won't try to take a charge the next time Al Horford is coming down the lane.

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