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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Played in 5 straight NBA Finals: Bill Russell, Sam & K.C. Jones, Satch Sanders, Tom Heinsohn, Frank Ramsey, Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman & LEBRON

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

LeBron five straight Finals. Jordan never did that. Magic never did that. Bird never did that. But James Jones has.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

With a Warriors win tomorrow night, the NBA will be guaranteed its 9th different team champion in the last 30 years.

Kevin Pelton @kpelton

With a win, the Cavaliers will tie the 2003 Nets and 2013 Spurs for the shortest Finals path (14 games) since the 1st round went to 7 games.

All money for Cleveland

It certainly looks like the Cavs are on their way to the NBA Finals. Cleveland outscored Atlanta 26-18 in the third quarter and the Hawks' starters have been outscored 70-52 with one frame remaining. Follow live

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Tristan Thompson doing the dirty work

Tristan Thompson is up to 16 points, 11 rebounds and one emphatic come-from-behind block on a Paul Millsap layup. The Cavs have pushed the lead to 23 late in the third quarter. Follow live

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Triple-double alert for LeBron James

LeBron James just collected a Kent Bazemore airball-3 for his ninth rebound of the night. James has 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, just 1 rebound and 3 assists shy of back-to-back triple doubles in the playoffs. Follow live

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Hawks tread water early in third

Atlanta seems to have settled down in the second half, matching Cleveland's 11 third-quarter points. The issue for the Hawks, though, is they were in a 17-point hole at half, the same deficit they face midway through the third. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

CLE is rolling so well on O right now it just stuck LeBron in the corner as a floor spacer the last 2 trips and it worked both times

Hawks can't catch-and-shoot

Atlanta is 0-of-8 on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers tonight. Third best in the regular season, the Hawks have gotten progressively worse each round this postseason.

  • Regular Season 39.8%
  • First Round 39.2%
  • Second Round 34.7%
  • East Finals 19.6%

All the Hawks' things in a box to the left

Cleveland led by as much as 20 points in the first half before entering intermission up 59-42. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have shown up for Atlanta, combining for 27 points, but the Hawks are just 2-for-14 from 3. Follow live

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Avg NBA head coaching experience of NBA title winning coach over the last 15 Finals? 12 years. Could have Blatt vs Kerr both in Year 1.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

LeBron needs 4 more assists & 1 more rebound to maintain triple double average for series. And he'll be quite aware of it.

Triple-double alert for LeBron

LeBron James is averaging a triple-double for the series and he's already up to 15 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists on the night and it's only the second quarter. Cleveland is giving him assist opportunities as its shooting a blistering 59% from the field. Follow live

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Hawks struggling to contain Cavs

The Cavs put up 32 points in the first quarter and are on pace for 34 in the second. Cleveland leads by 16 at the midway point of the second frame. Follow live

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Kevin Pelton @kpelton

On the plus side, second-chance points haven't really been a problem for the Hawks tonight.

Hawks want to talk it over

LeBron James has scored 8 of the Cavs' 11 second-quarter points as Cleveland's lead has ballooned to 15 early in the period. Follow live

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