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LeBron gave the "I'm super confident in my shot even though I'm not confident in my shot because I haven't hit many but act confident" look

LeBron's plans for 'Space Jam 2'

Brian Windhorst gives the latest on a possible sequel to "Space Jam": "LeBron is preparing to do this role ... but it's not a done deal."


Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

There's some buzz Billy Donovan is thinking about a starting lineup change and that was only fueled more pregame when he said he'd announce starters when he's required to, shortly before tipoff. The early thought is Dion Waiters slots in for Andre Roberson to give OKC more offensive punch, but we'll see what Donovan does.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs up 51-41 at the half. LeBron 13p on 6-of-10 5a 3r; Kyrie 12p 2a; Love 5p on 1-of-10 8r; Tristan 4p 7r; Jefferson 8p on 3-of-3 3r. CLE shooting 9-of-21 from 3; ATL shooting 29.8 pct overall.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs have distributed faces to the crowd to distract Atlanta players. Among the ones I spotted: CLE players, Betty White, Ron Swanson, Macaulay Culkin, a clown.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Korver is 0-for-1 in 15 minutes. This after averaging 12 pts on 45 pct shooting from 3 in the first round. Great defense by J.R. Smith.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Millsap is working hard to keep Hawks in the game with seven points and seven rebounds but Hawks aren't scoring. Also, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James are either getting or creating good looks for others almost whenever they want against Atlanta's defense.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks' shooting has been awful. Atlanta has missed 12-of-16 three-point attempts and shooting just 11-for-38 overall. Atlanta is fortunate to be only down 43-33.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Budenholzer searching for a spark. He tried Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder together in backcourt for a bit. Now going a bit bigger with Kyle Korver, Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap and Mike Muscala on floor together.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

OKC probably needs to keep an eye on this guy in transition tonight. Kawhi Leonard leaked out on several occasions in Game 1, and it hurt the Thunder significantly.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

CLE is up 30-19 after 1Q. Kyrie 10p 4-of-6; LeBron 7p 2a 1r; J.R. 6p 3a; Love 2p 0-of-6 6r. Cavs shooting 6-of-11 from 3. ATL shooting 33.3 pct overall.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. came up limping a bit after a drive to the basket toward the end of the first quarter. He appears to be OK, standing up and putting weight on ankle in between quarters. Cleveland leads 30-19 at the end of the first. Hawks' defense struggling as Cavs have made 6-of-11 three-pointers. Kyrie Irving has 10 points already.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kent Bazemore has come out hot, drilling his first three shots, including two from behind the arc for eight quick points. Al Horford, though, continues his recent offensive struggles, missing his first three shots. Cavs up 16-8 early.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Q is going nuts. Cavs take an early 16-8 lead on the Hawks. CLE is 4-of-6 from 3. ATL not shabby either at 2-of-3 from deep.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James has that laser-like game face on during Game 1 intros.