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The Ten: Cavs take command over Hawks

LeBron James missed a triple-double by one rebound Friday night and the Cavaliers rolled out of Atlanta with a 2-0 series lead via a 94-82 win.

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton

Draft fits for Knicks, Lakers, Sixers, Wolves

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton debate which players the top four teams in the 2015 NBA draft should take. Should Minnesota take Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 overall?

NBA top 3 plays of the week (0:57)
Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

TrueHoop TV

The Hawks can play a lot better (6:21)

Jimmy Butler Joins SportsNation (1:13)
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Will the Derrick Rose of old return?

Derrick Rose is optimistic about his health after playing throughout this past postseason and says he's ready to push his body harder than ever.

Advantage Curry (0:37)

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Behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery (1:49)



Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss

In this WCF, Harden scored on plays where he dribbled 23 times (twice) and one where he dribbled 22 times. In short: dude's dribbling

Bazemore: We're better than Cavs

After falling behind 2-0 in the conference finals, the Hawks' Kent Bazemore isn't lacking for confidence: “We played them in the regular season this year and got the best of them. I still think we’re the better team, we just haven’t shown it yet.”


LeBron: Do Not Disturb

LeBron James nearly ran into a fan courtside before noticing she was pregnant and stopping himself just in time. He had a joking message for the fan, too.


LeBron leads Cavs to 2-0 series lead

The Hawks find themselves in a deep hole after LeBron James posted a 30-point, 11-assist, 9-rebound performance in Cleveland's Game 2 win without Kyrie Irving.


LeBron: Teammates stepping up

The Cavs star on his supporting cast playing well in the face of injuries: "Next man up. Guys are just taking the challenge. It means everything to me to be able to share this podium with multiple teammates every night." Watch live postgame coverage on SportsCenter

Top NBA plays of the week

Sure, Kent Bazemore's Hawks are down 2-0 in the conference finals, but Bazemore takes top honors in our rundown of the best NBA plays of the week.


Van Gundy on the list for Pelicans

Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' head-coaching position, league sources tell Marc Stein. ‎Sources told ESPN this week that the ESPN analyst has expressed interest in the opening and is under consideration for the job. Developing story

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Schröder: We have to compete

The Hawks reserve said: "We just gotta go out there and compete as a team. We didn't do that in the first two games at home."

Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

"Our challenge now is to go to Cleveland and play better. Get ready to compete, get ready for Game 3." - Coach Bud

LeBron: Passing is key

After racking up 11 assists, the Cavs star said, "The first day I ever picked up a basketball in an organized setting, my little league coach Frank Walker told me that team is bigger than any individual."


Sorry, Knicks fans

Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov -- all former Knicks -- combined for 35 points in the Cavaliers' Game 2 win, after posting 42 in Game 1.


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

The Cavs' offensive rebound rate (25.5%) was only league average tonight. It was their defensive rebounding (83.7%) that was great.

David Blatt on LeBron James

"I have a good vocabulary, but I'm running out of superlatives for that guy. I'll let you come up with some."

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

LeBron 2 wins from 5th straight Finals. That's w/o healthy Kyrie, no Love and no longer Wade, Bosh or Riley. That's just getting it done.

Hawks pick bad time for skid

Atlanta was 35-6 at home during the regular season and didn't lose back-to-back home games at any point -- until the first two games of the conference finals.