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Hawks keeping things close

Cleveland opened up a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but Atlanta has cut that back down to just 2 points with 6:09 left in the fourth quarter. Follow live


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LeBron James scored or assisted on 29 of the Cavs 33 points in 3rd quarter, including the final 27 Cavs take 81-76 lead into 4th quarter

LeBron leading Cavs in Game 3

LeBron James scored 15 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and also has 14 rebounds and 11 assists, giving Cleveland a 5-point lead heading to the fourth quarter. The Cavs lead the Hawks 2-0 in the series. Follow live


Hawks hanging tough

Despite playing without two of their All-Stars, Atlanta isn't going away in Game 3. The Hawks are 8-for-17 from 3-point range and trail the Cavaliers by just 5 late in the third quarter. Follow live


Another milestone for LeBron

LeBron James is up to 18 points tonight, passing Karl Malone for 6th place on the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. The only players ahead of LeBron: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan.

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Triple-double for LeBron

With his 10th assist of the game, LeBron James has a triple-double. It's the 12th of his playoff career, and his first since Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals vs. the Spurs.


Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Cleveland yielding every jump shot outside of 17 feet to Atlanta. So now it's a game of probabilities. If Hawks can hit, they stay in it.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Having watched the play 15 times to write news, I'm straining to find any basis for intentionality. That's before considering who Horford is

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Not the best halftime song pick at The Q - "Watch me" by Silento w/ lyrics: "Now break your legs, beak your legs, tell 'em break your legs"

Explanation of Horford ejection

From the @NBAOfficial Twitter account: "34.3 seconds left/Q2: Horford threw an unnecessary and excessive forearm/elbow to Dellavedova, making contact above the shoulders, therefore a Flagrant 2 foul was called on Horford who was ejected from the game, and Dellavedova received a technical."

Dave McMenamin @mcten

In my opinion, hard to say rolling into Horford dirty by Delly considering he fell over Carroll. But I understand why people are saying it.

Hawks lead by 1 at halftime

They're playing without Kyle Korver and Al Horford has been ejected, but the Hawks are still clinging to a 1-point lead at the break. LeBron James is 3-for-16 from the field, but has 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the Cavs. Follow live


Stephen A Smith @stephenasmith

This is totally wrong. Al Horford did not deserve to be EJECTED via a flagrant 2 on that play. That's just flat-out wrong. Totally unfair.

Horford tossed, Delly T'd up

Matthew Dellavedova and Al Horford got tangled up, with the Cavs PG going to the ground and the Hawks C following. Horford appeared to throw an elbow to Dellavedova's head, and was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected. Dellavedova picked up a technical foul.

Dave McMenamin @mcten

A loud "Delly! Delly" chant here at The Q. Wow. What a playoffs this has been for that guy.

LeBron picking up his game

He's still just 3-of-16 from the field, but LeBron James has 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and the Cavs have regained the lead late in the second quarter of Game 3. James hasn't had a triple-double in the playoffs since Game 6 of the 2013 Finals.

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN

Hawks are trying to give that cushion of space and dare LeBron to shoot, but he's attacking that space, building steam & getting to the rim

LeBron on the board

He still hasn't made a field goal, but LeBron James knocked down a pair of free throws to score his first points of the game. The Cavs trail the Hawks 33-26 early in the second quarter. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

LeBron is 0-for-10. Kyrie started 0-for-7 when he scored 55 against Portland. By Kyrie math, LeBron's in store for about 75 pts.

Cavs couldn't shoot in first

The Cavs shot 22.2% (6-27) in the first quarter, their worst first quarter shooting percentage this season.


LeBron struggling, Hawks leading

LeBron James was 0-for-9 from the field, the worst start to a playoff game in his career. And yet the Cavs trail the Hawks by just 3 points after the first quarter of Game 3. Follow live

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LeBron off the mark

LeBron James is 0-for-6 from the field so far, but the Cavs have sliced the Hawks' early lead in half and trail 21-17 with 3:01 left in the first quarter. Follow live