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Cavs clinging to lead, LeBron limping

Cleveland is up 109-106 with 2:35 left in overtime, but just called timeout to get LeBron James some extra rest. The Cavs' star has been noticeably limping for much of overtime, and sat down on the scorers table as soon as time was called.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

The last couple minutes of Cavs-Hawks Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals were brought to you by our sponsor, the Benny Hill theme song

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

Besides Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert also has five fouls, which could be an issue in overtime.

Overtime in Game 3

The Cavs put LeBron James on Jeff Teague for the final possession, and Teague came up short on a potential game-winning 3-pointer. Game 3 is tied 104-104 heading to overtime in Cleveland.

Hawks, Cavs tied again

After a wild sequence of back and forth ball, Iman Shumpert split a pair of free throws to pull the Cavaliers back even with the Hawks. Atlanta has the ball with 18.1 seconds left. Follow live

Hawks pull ahead

Back-to-back baskets by Jeff Teague have given Atlanta a 104-100 lead with 1:38 left in Game 3. The Hawks have outscored the Cavs 28-19 in the fourth quarter. Follow live

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Yet another "Millsap doesn't look right" game. Look up at the box: 22 and 7, 5-10 FG & 11-11 FT. Good defensive work.

Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

I'm stunned that the game is this close, that ATL is looking like they could win this. This is unbelievable. I'm shocked

Hawks, Cavs keep it 100

Kent Bazemore and J.R. Smith traded 3-pointers and Game 3 is tied 100-100 with just over 3 minutes left. The Cavaliers lead the series 2-0. Follow live

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

This Cleveland lineup (Dellavedova/Shumpert/Smith/Jones/James) had played a total of one minute this season before tonight, per @nbastats.

Hawks keeping things close

Cleveland opened up a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but Atlanta has cut that back down to just 2 points with 6:09 left in the fourth quarter. Follow live


ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

LeBron James scored or assisted on 29 of the Cavs 33 points in 3rd quarter, including the final 27 Cavs take 81-76 lead into 4th quarter

LeBron leading Cavs in Game 3

LeBron James scored 15 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and also has 14 rebounds and 11 assists, giving Cleveland a 5-point lead heading to the fourth quarter. The Cavs lead the Hawks 2-0 in the series. Follow live


Hawks hanging tough

Despite playing without two of their All-Stars, Atlanta isn't going away in Game 3. The Hawks are 8-for-17 from 3-point range and trail the Cavaliers by just 5 late in the third quarter. Follow live


Another milestone for LeBron

LeBron James is up to 18 points tonight, passing Karl Malone for 6th place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. The only players ahead of LeBron: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan.

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Triple-double for LeBron

With his 10th assist of the game, LeBron James has a triple-double. It's the 12th of his playoff career, and his first since Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals vs. the Spurs.


Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Cleveland yielding every jump shot outside of 17 feet to Atlanta. So now it's a game of probabilities. If Hawks can hit, they stay in it.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Having watched the play 15 times to write news, I'm straining to find any basis for intentionality. That's before considering who Horford is

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Not the best halftime song pick at The Q - "Watch me" by Silento w/ lyrics: "Now break your legs, beak your legs, tell 'em break your legs"

Explanation of Horford ejection

From the @NBAOfficial Twitter account: "34.3 seconds left/Q2: Horford threw an unnecessary and excessive forearm/elbow to Dellavedova, making contact above the shoulders, therefore a Flagrant 2 foul was called on Horford who was ejected from the game, and Dellavedova received a technical."

Dave McMenamin @mcten

In my opinion, hard to say rolling into Horford dirty by Delly considering he fell over Carroll. But I understand why people are saying it.