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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.

Finals big for Cleveland fans (0:55)
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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.

Pitino Game bids farewell to the Atlanta Hawks (2:34)
Howard not suspended for hitting Bogut in face (1:20)
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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)



Cavs into Finals for second time ever

Cleveland's 30-point win Tuesday was the second-largest in history by a team completing a 4-0 sweep to reach the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers have yet to win an NBA Finals game, however, as they were swept by the Spurs in 2007 in their only appearance.

ICYMI: 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, Cavs coach David Blatt left LeBron hanging to attend to the remainder of the game.


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The Cavaliers are heading to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007 after a sweep of the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Cavs celebrate in style (with a hot tub)

After sweeping the Hawks, LeBron James, J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers hit the hot tub, took a news-conference selfie and much more as part of a jubilant postgame celebration. Cavs live it up


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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"

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Feeling so good! But it a lot of work ahead ! Thanks to fans! Friends and my family ??

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."