Hawks Get Another Playoff Shot At King James And CavaliersThe Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch.
WATCH: LeBron James Talks About Upcoming Cavs-Hawks Playoff Series, Says 'Nothing Is Easy In The Postseason'The second round of the NBA Playoffs features a rematch of last year's Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. Despite being at less than full health, the Cavs swept the series in four games, eventually losing to the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals in Game 6.
Cavs Players Show Off Football Skills After Basketball PracticeInspired by the NFL draft, the players did their best to impress scouts into possibly drafting them instead of a promising young college player.
RIVALS VIEW: Hawks Confident Heading Into 2nd Round Rematch With CavsThe Hawks overcame fifty years of sour playoff memories to get by a hobbled Boston team and into the second round of the NBA playoffs. Their reward is rematch with King James.
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.
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.