Korver active early
Kyle Korver is 3-for-7 from the field, tied for the most shots he's taken in a quarter this season. He has a game-high eight points and the Hawks and Cavs are even at 15-15 late in the first quarter. Cleveland leads the series 1-0. Follow live
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
LeBron outscoring Hawks
Without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, much of the scoring load falls on LeBron James, and he's been up to the task so far. He has 7 points to Atlanta's 5, and the Cavs have an 11-5 lead midway through the first quarter. Follow live
Carroll starting in must-win for Hawks
DeMarre Carroll will start for Atlanta in Game 2 vs. Cleveland, which will be playing without Kyrie Irving. No team has ever lost the first 2 conference finals games at home and come back to win the series. Follow live
Getting ready for Game 2 with a look back
Counting the minutes until the Hawks and Cavs tip off in Atlanta? Take an all-access look at the exciting Eastern Conference finals Game 1 and watch J.R. Smith catch fire as the Hawks tried to battle the flames.
Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz
Shocked DeMarre Carroll will start for Hawks. Winced through non-contact pregame drills on the practice court.
DeMarre Carroll to start
Despite suffering a bone bruise in his knee in Game 1, DeMarre Carroll will start Game 2 for the Hawks. Carroll is averaging 16.2 PPG and 6.4 RPG this postseason.
Dellavedova takes Irving's place
With Kyrie Irving out for Game 2 with left knee tendinitis, Matthew Dellavedova will get the start for the Cavs. Dellavedova is averaging 5.5 points and 2.7 assists in 18.8 minutes per game in the postseason, and 65.3 percent of all of his shots have been 3-pointers. Tip-off is at 8:30 p.m. ET
Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz
DeMarre Carroll now being examined in the Hawks training room. Team will make a call in approximately 20 minutes.
Kobe's Laker longevity nearly unrivaled
If 2015-16 is Kobe Bryant's last season with L.A., it would complete a 20-year stint for the Black Mamba with the Lakers. That would be the longest tenure for a player to have with a franchise in NBA history.
Blatt: Not 'better or worse' on Irving
Cavaliers coach David Blatt on Kyrie Irving's knee injury and the decision to sit him for Game 2: "I can't say it's better or worse, I can just tell you that the medical staff made a decision that it was better to hold him out."
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Kyrie Irving ruled out for Game 2 (left knee). Cavs had net efficiency of +6.5 with him on court this season, -2.8 with him off.
Warriors, Rockets planes grounded
A computer glitch grounded both team planes this morning, but the Rockets' official Twitter account announced the team is home safely. No word yet from the Warriors, however.
Lakers ready to 'turn the page'
Los Angeles might be ready to move on, but would Kobe Bryant consider playing elsewhere? Baxter Holmes can't imagine it: "He can't envision playing with any other team, wearing any other jersey than the purple and gold."
Irving officially out for Game 2
The Cavaliers have ruled out PG Kyrie Irving for tonight's game against the Hawks. Irving was diagnosed earlier in the day with tendinitis in his left knee. Game 2 tips at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks
Coach Bud: "DeMarre is a game-time decision." Media: "But it's almost game time." Coach Bud: "Then it's almost time to make a decision."