Al Horford Won't Be Suspended For Game FourHawks forward Al Horford won't face a suspension or any further discipline from the NBA after his ejection last night. Horford was given a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected during the 2nd quarter of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals for making contact with Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova after dragging him down going after a rebound.
Tom Withers Previews Eastern Conference Finals, Game TwoTom 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.
Austin Carr: "[Kyrie] May Need To Shut Down... I Don't See Him Being Effective Enough [On Defense]."Fox Sports Ohio TV Analyst Austin Carr joined Baskin & Phelps Friday with his reaction to the Kyrie Irving injury news and if the Cavs can survive a series without their star point guard, first hand opinion of what Irving is going through with the pain and trying to fight through it, starting and rotation options, and more.
Sam Amico: "No Reason To Shut Kyrie Down For A Game... Rest Obviously Isn't The Solution."Cavaliers writer Sam Amico joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss the Cavs' game one win over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, why he doesn't believe resting Kyrie Irving will do any good, LeBron recognizing his faults near the end of the game, still looking for people to give David Blatt credit for his role in the postseason run, the other injuries effecting the team, and how hypothetically the Hawks could still win the series.
CBS Atlanta's Carl Dukes: "Cavs Can't Consistently Guards Hawks' Pick-And-Roll... Selflessness."Atlanta radio host Carl Dukes of 92.9 The Game joined Baskin & Phelps to describe the Hawks and the lack of buzz their roster creates around the country but that not effecting their play, if Danny Ferry gets credit for building the team after he went into his 'leave of absense', why he believes Atlanta will take down the Cavaliers in the ECF, and explained what "Atlanta-itis" is down south.
Bob Rathbun: Atlanta Greater Than Sum Of It's Parts, "Take Away One Piece And It Won't Work"Hawks TV Play by Play voice Bob Rathbun joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to preview the Eastern Conference Finals featuring the Cavaliers and Atlanta, not understanding the national narrative against the team throughout the season despite their success, and how they match up against the Cavs.
Beal Leads Well-Rested Wizards Past Hawks 104-98 In Game 1Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Manoloff: Time For Cavs To Send Message To Rest Of NBA That LeBron Is ProtectedColumnist Dennis Manoloff of Cleveland.com joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to discuss if retaliation is necessary vs Atlanta if there's yet another hard foul on LeBron James, the problems that the Hawks present in their match up, if this could be the best Cavaliers team to ever hit the floor, and more.