Hawks Overwhelm Celtics, Will Face Cavs In Second Round Of NBA PlayoffsPaul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the St. Louis Hawks beat the Celtics in the 1958 Finals.
Cavs Coach Lue Believes David Blatt Deserves Another ChanceBlatt was fired in January despite a 30-11 record and replaced by Lue, who guided Cleveland to the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
WATCH: Kevin Love Talks About Challenge Of Not Knowing Who Cavs Will Face Next Round, How To Use Layoff To AdvantageBy the end of Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers might know who they will face in the next round of the NBA Playoffs. Or they might not. The Hawks and Celtics will battle in Game 6 in Atlanta, with the Hawks currently holding a 3-2 lead in the series. In the meantime, the Cavs are attempting to use the layoff to their advantage, resting up and awaiting their opponent for the second round.
Warriors Roll Into Second Round Of Playoffs Without CurryKlay Thompson knew Golden State had to come together, that every player needed to raise his game with Stephen Curry sidelined.
Trail Blazers Beat Emotional Clippers 108-98, Take 3-2 LeadDamian Lillard finally made his first field goal early in third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers knew the game was about to change.
Hornets Stun Heat With 90-88 Win, Take 3-2 Series LeadCourtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.
Source: Knicks Interview Former Cavs Coach David Blatt For Coaching JobThe New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position, a person with knowledge of the details said Wednesday.
Cavaliers Making Most Of Long Break Between Playoff RoundsKyrie Irving's freakish knee injury in the NBA Finals last year taught him a valuable lesson about what it takes to get through a postseason. "A lot of luck," he said.
Cavs PG Kyrie Irving: 'We Have Two Of The Best Closers In The Game Playing On One Team'If the ball sticks in the hands of the Cavaliers' most talented players with the game on the line, point guard Kyrie Irving doesn't exactly see a problem with it.
WATCH: Tyronn Lue, Kyrie Irving Talk About How Cavs Are Preparing For Second Round Of NBA PlayoffsAnd now they play the waiting game. The Cleveland Cavaliers, after wrapping up a first-round sweep of the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night, have been forced to sit back, watch and wait to find out who they'll play in the second round of the NBA playoffs.
Sam Amico Discusses What's Happening In The NBA Playoffs While The Cavaliers WaitSam Amico of Amico Hoops and Fox Sports Ohio joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday to discuss the Cavaliers waiting for their 2nd round opponent which could be Boston or Atlanta, the Pacers wasting their opportunity against the Raptors, all of the injuries and how they affect the West playoffs, and more.
DeRozan Scores 34, Raptors Rally For 3-2 Lead Over PacersDeMar DeRozan finally turned in the All-Star effort Toronto has been waiting for in the playoffs.