It wasn't LeBron James' 30 points that did in Atlanta in Game 2, it was his deft passing that made his teammates better and kept them on a title track.
Can Atlanta regain the form that made it the East's top seed? After falling behind the Cavs 2-0 in the East finals, past performance is their top hope.
Kent Bazemore made an attempt to give the Atlanta Hawks some badly needed confidence with some brash statements Friday, after his team's Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers take a 2-0 series lead behind a comprehensive effort from the King.
LeBron James scored 30 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took command of the Eastern Conference finals, even without injured star Kyrie Irving, by routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82.
While the Hawks got a surprise start from DeMarre Carroll in Atlanta's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, some of Carroll's teammates didn't fare as well.
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks due to left knee tendinitis.
Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll's status for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday will be a game-time decision, coach Mike Budenholzer said following the team's shootaround.
The Atlanta Hawks fell behind the Cleveland Cavaliers with a 97-89 loss in Game 1. As they look to pull even in the series, Bradford Doolittle underlines some necessary tactics for Atlanta.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.
Mike Scott is now out of rotation in favor of Mike Muscala.
Scoop Jackson talks with the "Orchestrator" Jeff Teague about what makes the Hawks tick and why he's not discouraged after a Game 1 loss to the Cavs.
Hawks @ Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena - Mon 5/25