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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?

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Thompson beasting on the boards

Tristan Thompson has 16 rebounds, helping the Cavs take a 19-point lead with just over 5 minutes to play in Game 2. LeBron James has 29 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Cavs. Follow live


Okafor vs. Dog

Jahlil Okafor showed off his ball-handling skills by playing keepaway with a dog. Quite frankly, we're impressed with the dog's ability to cut off the driving lane.


Jeff Ma @jeffma

The cavs are now Lebron and a bunch of guys you don't want to play against in pickup for fear of injury

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Now Al Horford is being carried off the court by trainer Wally Blase and Mike Scott ... Then Horford finds his footing and walks himself off

Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Playing SF, Bron putting the smack down on the Hawks. Tristan/Mosgov size/effort is way too much. Cavs have all the answers to this test.

Cavs build big cushion

LeBron James has 28 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assits, and Cleveland has opened up an 18-point lead after the third quarter. The Cavs outscored the Hawks 30-17 in the third quarter. Follow live


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Welp. The best blocked shot of Tristan Thompson's career was just taken away by a phantom call.

LeBron getting everyone involved

The Cavaliers are on a 16-2 run, and LeBron James has accounted for 14 of those points -- 11 on assists and just 3 scored himself. Follow live

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J.A. Adande @jadande

For those too young to have watched Magic Johnson, LeBron tonight is giving you an idea what it was like. In full control of the game.

Bad symmetry for Hawks

The Hawks fell behind 11-5 to start the game. They then gave up an 11-5 run to start the second half. Cleveland now leads by 11 with 8:35 left in the third quarter. LeBron James has yet to score in this quarter, but has 3 assists. Follow live

Carroll playing, not producing

DeMarre Carroll started despite a bone bruise in his knee and played 19 minutes in the first half. He scored just 4 points and didn't record a rebound, assist, steal or block. Follow live


The power of Delly

Matthew Dellavedova held Jeff Teague and Dennis Schröder scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting when he was guarding them. The Hawks duo scored 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting when guarded by anyone else (via ESPN Stats & Info).


Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

This is absolutely crazy for me. 2 former Knocks -- JR Smith in Game 1, Iman Shumpert in Game 2 -- coming to the rescue.....for some1 else!

Hawks down 5 at halftime

Needing a win to avoid falling down 2-0 in the series, Atlanta trails Cleveland 54-49 at halftime. LeBron James leads all scorers with 17 points for Cleveland. Follow live


Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Great pass by LeBron but also great job by Shumpert to slide up out of the corner to give LeBron the clear passing lane

MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

Paul Millsap is sooo out of sync on offense. 4pts on 2/7fg. And Cavs are not even close to being an elite defensive team.

Ex-Knicks getting it done

Cleveland is getting a boost once again from its New York connection. J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert have combined for 12 points, helping the Cavs take a 48-40 lead over the Hawks late in the second quarter. Follow live

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Cavs +8 with small lineups so far, though those have mostly gone against less effective non-starting lineups for the Hawks.

Hawks not going away

The Cavs stretch their lead to 10 early in the second quarter, but the Hawks used an 8-0 run to cut it back down to 2. Cleveland now leads 38-33 midway through the quarter. Follow live


Enter The Matrix

Shawn Marion checked in late in the first quarter and is on the floor to begin the second quarter in Game 2. It's his first action since Game 2 of the conference semis. He's played only 12 minutes this postseason entering tonight. Follow live

Carroll can't slow down LeBron

LeBron James has been defended by DeMarre Carroll on 6 of his 9 first-quarter plays (66.7 percent). James scored 7 of his 13 points with Carroll as his primary defender on 3-of-5 shooting (via ESPN Stats & Info).