With its suspect defense a thing of the past, Cleveland's improved roster has answered the call against Atlanta's offense in the East finals.
Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will start in place of the injured Kyle Korver in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 3-point shooter was a key part of all of the Hawks' most commonly used lineups. Who will replace him?
The Eastern Conference finals pit teams with contrasting styles on offense
Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will miss the remainder of the postseason after being diagnosed with a severe right ankle sprain.
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.
Hawks @ Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena - Wed 5/27