LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta’s gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.
James overcame an 0-10 shooting start from the field to register his 12th career playoff triple double – 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists to lead the Cavs to a 114-111 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Irving went through a 50-minute, full court, full contact workout Sunday afternoon 3 hours before the game.
Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took part in the team’s shootaround and remains questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals with an injured left knee.
Cavs coach David Blatt said after practice that Irving was questionable for Game 3 and the fact that Cleveland is up 2-0 in the series will not factor into the decision as to whether or not he will play Sunday night.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will not play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final after undergoing further evaluation on his left knee.
Fred McLeod talks about the Cavs Watch Parties at Quicken Loans Arena, Kyrie Irving’s injury and the Cavs’ necessary adjustments if he has to sit out, J.R. Smith’s importance on the offensive end and the key to Game 2 with a chance to go up 2-0…
Chris Fedor talks about the latest on Kyrie Irving’s injury, how this team will adjust if Kyrie can’t play and their defensive performance in Game 1, the most likely approach by the Hawks in attempting to pull even in this series and the key to Game 2…
Nick Cellini talks about the Hawks’ “must-win” mentality going into Game 2 in Atlanta, the status of DeMarre Carroll and whether he’ll play, Kyrie Irving’s injury status, Kyle Korver’s struggles and the likely outcome for the rest of this series…
Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to preview Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Hawks, the injury concerns over Kyrie Irving, the starting rotation he would put on the floor, and more.