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Globetrotters dribbling legend Haynes dies at 89

Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.

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Phil is 'glad for' J.R., Shump & Pablo

Phil Jackson tweets that departed players needed to find a "comfort zone." He also tweeted his opposition to the way some teams use the 3-point shot.

LeBron: 'Violence is not the answer' (1:23)
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Can Lakers help Knicks draft a big man?

If the Lakers don't pick a big man at No. 2 in the draft, is the door open for the Knicks to get either Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns at No. 4?

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Kupchak says next season will be Kobe's last (2:41)

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The Howard-Harden disconnect (1:03)


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



Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Hawks are trying to give that cushion of space and dare LeBron to shoot, but he's attacking that space, building steam & getting to the rim

LeBron on the board

He still hasn't made a field goal, but LeBron James knocked down a pair of free throws to score his first points of the game. The Cavs trail the Hawks 33-26 early in the second quarter. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron is 0-for-10. Kyrie started 0-for-7 when he scored 55 against Portland. By Kyrie math, LeBron's in store for about 75 pts.

Cavs couldn't shoot in first

The Cavs shot 22.2% (6-27) in the first quarter, their worst first quarter shooting percentage this season.


LeBron struggling, Hawks leading

LeBron James was 0-for-9 from the field, the worst start to a playoff game in his career. And yet the Cavs trail the Hawks by just 3 points after the first quarter of Game 3. Follow live

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LeBron off the mark

LeBron James is 0-for-6 from the field so far, but the Cavs have sliced the Hawks' early lead in half and trail 21-17 with 3:01 left in the first quarter. Follow live

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not sure Hawks have enough possessions to spare to tolerate Shelvin Mack off-the-dribble contested 3-point attempts.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Hawks are lifting their bigs, trying to create as much space as possible given Korver's absence. Not a bad tack if Horford can hit.

Hawks not giving in

Despite being down 2-0 in the series and playing without Kyle Korver, Atlanta isn't ready to call it a season. The Hawks have opened Game 3 on a 12-4 run and are holding the Cavs to 1-of-10 shooting. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Delly scores the first 4 pts of the game for the Cavs and 4 Cavs -- Perk, Miller, J.R. & Joe Harris -- get off the bench to stand and cheer

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

LeBron James: 27.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 8.0 APG; the only player in history to average those numbers over an entire postseason is Oscar Robertson

Cavs look for 3-0 lead

The Warriors are already up 3-0 in the West. Can the Cavs do the same in the East? They'll host the Hawks tonight, with both teams missing key players. Follow live

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An unnerving stat for Irving

The Cavs will be hard-pressed to win a title without a healthy Kyrie Irving, but they've done well without their star PG to this point. Really well, in fact.

Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Finals start June 4th, Cavs will all but certainly give Kyrie the chance to have 2 full weeks off to heal between games played.

Irving out again for Game 3

Kyrie Irving (knee) has been ruled out for the second consecutive game, as the Cavs host the Hawks tonight. He remains questionable for Game 4.

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MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

Charles Barkley just said his driver in ATL was mad last week because driver was chauffeuring Cavs coaches who only talked about Golden St !

Hawks have steep hill to climb

Atlanta is trying to become the 4th team in NBA history to come back to win a best-of-7 series after losing the first two games at home, but no team has ever done it in a conference finals. Game 3 tips at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Steve Kerr @SteveKerr

So proud of my son @NickZKerr, who graduated from USD today. Wish I could have been there. Of all my sons, you are definitely in the top 2!

LeBron: sports can help Cleveland

"I think sports is one of the biggest healers in helping a city out. Sports just does something to people ... it can get your mind off of some of the hardships that might be going on throughout your life."


Dave McMenamin @mcten

Mike Budenholzer says that Gregg Popovich, his old boss, is in Cleveland for Game 3.

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

While he's not retuning for this series, Pat Beverley shot jumpers today after practice with a cast on his left wrist.