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The Ten: LeBron, Cavs sweep way to Finals

LeBron James is back in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight season after his Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Hawks with an overpowering effort in Game 4.

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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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Pitino Game bids farewell to the Atlanta Hawks (2:34)
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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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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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Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery (1:49)

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Kyrie Irving on the time between Games 2 and 4: "These last four days have been kind of hell for me. Just icing, icing, icing, icing"

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David Blatt on Jan. 30th: "The Hawks have been great. Right now, they're the standard in the Eastern Conference ... But the day is long"

Blatt leaves his star hanging

It's about the only thing that went wrong for the Cavs on Tuesday night. After sharing a moment with his star player, David Blatt left LeBron hanging to attend to the remainder of the game.

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Carroll wants to come back to Atlanta

DeMarre Carroll, a soon-to-be free agent, said after the game that he wants to return to the Hawks next season.

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LeBron on the Finals: "I can't guarantee a championship but I can guarantee we will play our asses off"

LeBron James: 'This is special'

"No matter what happens from here on out, to see what we've accomplished being a first-year team together that's had different changes throughout the course of the season ... this is something we can be very proud of."

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LeBron on SportsCenter

LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson are at the podium following Cleveland's Game 4 win over the Hawks. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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David Blatt: "LeBron came home, I left home. I left a lot of people I love dearly to pursue a dream...it's special because it's worthwhile"

Final: Cavaliers 118, Hawks 88

For just the sixth time, a 1-seed has been swept from the playoffs. Cleveland controlled Game 4 from wire-to-wire as LeBron James returns to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year. Box score

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Paul Millsap on his upcoming free agency: "This team is family, this team is close and that will play into the decision."

Jeff Teague on if they can beat a superstar

"Yeah. We've seen it. I mean, we have a similar system as the Spurs and we've seen the Spurs win championships. We just have to play well all the time ... and we didn't."