1. LeBron does it all in Cavs' OT win

LeBron James dominated the flow of Game 3 with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

2. Horford ejected after elbow

The Hawks, who are without Kyle Korver for the rest of the postseason, dug themselves a bigger hole when fellow All-Star Al Horford was ejected late in the first half after he threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova. Horford led the Hawks with 14 points at the time.

3. James' first quarter leaves him out of gas

LeBron James ended the game battling cramps, and his slow start probably didn't help matters. James was 0-for-9 from the floor in the first quarter; it's the worst shooting quarter of his career. And it left LeBron with a lot of work to do.

4. Mailman in the King's rearview

LeBron James entered Game 3 trailing Karl Malone by 16 points for sixth on the NBA's career postseason scoring list. With 37 points, he easily cleared that milestone and finished with 4,782 career playoff points. To quote Iman Shumpert: "LeBron played huge."

Next up: Tim Duncan, who leads James by 331 points.

5. Dunk of the night: It's the LeBron show

The Hawks deserve credit for their effort and execution without two of their All-Star starters, but LeBron James was just too much and too strong in the end.

6. Teague thrives in Irving's absence

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Kyrie Irving misses second straight game with knee tendinitis
Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova did an admirable job defensively in Kyrie Irving's place in Game 2, but Hawks point guard Jeff Teague was able to shake free in Game 3. Teague's effort fell just short of securing the Hawks a win, however.

7. No kidding around with triple-double

LeBron James broke a tie with Jason Kidd for the second-most triple-doubles in NBA playoff history, but he has a long way to go before he's even in the same ballpark as No. 1.

8. Nothing but a sweep? So says Usher

Atlanta resident and pop superstar Usher was in Cleveland for Game 3, and he seemed pretty confident in what he saw out of LeBron James & Co.

9. NBA players are off to the races

Amazing day! @patmcafeeshow #Indy500

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Game 3 between the Hawks and Cavaliers wasn't the only major sporting event on Sunday, and Indiana Pacers wing Paul George and Charlotte Hornets big man Cody Zeller took in the auto racing festivities across the country.

10. Cavs and Curry on a collision course

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From ESPN Stats & Information: MVP winner Stephen Curry is in the midst of a potential sweep of the MVP runner-up, James Harden. The chances are high that he'll face LeBron James, who finished third in MVP voting, in the NBA Finals. It would be the first time in 30 years that the MVP winner played both the second- and third-place finishers in a single postseason.

And after the Warriors dispatched Anthony Davis' New Orleans Pelicans and Marc Gasol's Memphis Grizzlies in the first and second rounds, Curry would be the first player in NBA history to face each of the other four members of the All-NBA first team in the same postseason.


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