The Atlanta Hawks suffered a double blow on Wednesday when they were beaten 97-89 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals and lost DeMarre Carroll to what looked like a serious knee injury.
Playing in the Eastern Conference Finals has become somewhat of an annual experience for LeBron James. The world’s greatest basketball player has waltzed his way into the penultimate round of the NBA Playoffs for five consecutive seasons, raising two banners in Miami before returning to Cleveland this year in hopes [...]
Until the possibility of elimination enters the equation, there is no such thing as a must-win game. But Friday's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals might feel that way for the Atlanta Hawks, who lost home-court advantage — andShow More Summary
The gulf between the NBA and the NHL in terms of playoff viewership was on full display on Wednesday night. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavs and Hawks on TNT drew a solid 5.6 overnight, up 12% from Game 1 of Spurs-Thunder last year. Show More Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith went nuts Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, hitting a franchise Playoff record eight three-pointers. According to Smith, taking contested shots The post J.R. Smith Says Taking Open Shots is ‘Kind of Boring’ appeared first on SLAMonline.
It was a big game, on home court. And for the first 24 minutes of the contest, the Hawks played like it was their Bar Mitzvah. Like the record 60 wins they earned this season were foreshadowing, not false hope.
The Cleveland Cavaliers made a strong statement in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday with an impressive 97-89 road victory as a betting underdog, and they will try to head home with a 2-0 series lead following Game...Show More Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith set a franchise playoff record with his eight three-pointers in Wednesday's 97-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, per NBA.com/stats. Accounting for all 28 of...Show More Summary
J.R. Smith steps up in Game 1 vs Hawks LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday to open the NBA Eastern Conference finals. With a berth in the NBA championship finals on the line in the best-of-seven series, J.R. Smith set a Cavaliers club record for three-pointers, draining eight from [...]
Four months after the New York Knicks traded him to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a tax on Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith scored 28 points in a 97-89 Game 1 win over the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals. With Kevin Love hurt and...Show More Summary
Kiss Cam incidents are typically pretty paint by the numbers (unless an overly scripted denial takes place), but during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal were shown on the jumbotron at Philips Arena, and things got weird. Show More Summary
There’s still no word this morning on the prognosis for DeMarre Carroll, who suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury in the Hawks’ Eastern Conference finals series-opening loss to Cleveland Wednesday night....
The Cleveland Cavaliers drew first blood Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, riding J.R. Smith’s ridiculously-hot hand and LeBron James’ game-high 31 points to secure a The post LeBron James Drops 31 Points on Atlanta in Game 1 Win (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
NBA legend and current Inside the NBA “analyst” Shaquille O’Neal had a rather unexpected encounter with a female Hawks fan during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. While taking time to say hello to some fans during a commercial break for the TNT broadcast, Shaq posed for a selfie with a […]
With some help from a red-hot JR Smith, LeBron James and the Cavaliers take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Atlanta. The post Post Up: First Blood appeared first on SLAMonline.
With Kyrie Irving limited due to injury, Smith stepped up to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers steal home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference Finals. J.R. Smith has always had the reputation of a knucklehead and a player you can't rely on in the postseason. Show More Summary
J.R. Smith won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. With eight 3-pointers, 10-of-16 (...)
The Tampa Bay Lightning found a way to get the win against the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals. The Lightning scored the winning goal against the Rangers, end the match 6-5 in overtime. Lightning’s Tyler...Show More Summary
The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers looked to take the early series lead in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals clash on Wednesday night. The balanced, tenacious Hawks held home-court advantage, but LeBron James and the Cavs posed a very tough test. The Cavaliers won 97-89. Check out the full video highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com
Smith made eight 3-pointers and scored 28 points, and LeBron James added 31 as Cleveland captured the first game of the Eastern Conference finals at Atlanta.