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Breaking: Cavs have LeBron, Hawks don't

Brian Windhorst writes that we can talk all day about this wild Eastern Conference finals, but it's really all about LeBron. "It’s as basic and, for the Hawks' side, as frustrating as that." Epic performance

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Inside the triple-double

Last night, LeBron James became the first player since Charles Barkley in 1993 with at least 35 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game. LeBron's memorable night

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Looking like Oscar

LeBron James has six career 30-point triple-doubles in the playoffs, just two shy of Oscar Robertson for the most in NBA history.

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Milestone night for LeBron James

On Sunday night, LeBron James ...

  • Passed Jason Kidd for second-most playoff triple-doubles (12).
  • Tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for third-most 30-point playoff games (75).
  • Passed Karl Malone for sixth on career playoff points list (4,782).

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Horford: Dellavedova 'has got to learn'

Al Horford was ejected on Sunday after he and Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up. Is he a dirty player? "He's got to learn that at the end of the day, it's a big brotherhood here."

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Dellavedova makes defensive impact

In 107 minutes played this series, Matthew Dellavedova and the Cavaliers have limited the Hawks to 38 percent shooting. When he's on the bench, that percentage is well over 50.

History doesn't give Hawks a chance

NBA teams to trail 3-0 in best-of-7 series have never come all the way back. More than half of them didn't even force a Game 5.

LeBron dominates when up 3-0

In the four previous series that LeBron James enjoyed a 3-0 series lead while in a Cavaliers uniform, his team went on to finish the sweep. Game 4 against the Hawks is Tuesday night.

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LeBron leads Cavs to victory

LeBron James missed his first 10 shots of the game. Then he took over, finishing with 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists and a pair of clutch baskets in overtime to lead the Cavaliers to a win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the conference finals.

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Phil Jackson fights trend on NBA 3's

The man who thrived with the triangle offense as a coach continued to push back on the thought that the NBA is dictated by the 3-point shot. On Sunday, he tweeted “(To) play for 3pt shot is an error. Penetration, first principal of offense.” Doubling down

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SportsCenter @sportscenter

LeBron James drops to the floor after putting up a triple-double as the Cavaliers beat the Hawks in overtime, 114-111.

Dellavedova on Horford ejection

Matthew Dellavedova when asked about Al Horford's comments that he has a "track record" of dangerous plays: "I would disagree with that. I was boxing him out and you can see from the baseline view he's pulling my left arm down."

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James staunchly defends Dellavedova

After the Game 3 win, LeBron James said, "I'm a little bit off about it because this is my guy, this is my teammate and this is a guy that goes out and works his tail off every single night and people are trying to give him a bad rap. He doesn't deserve it and I don't like it."

LeBron on exhausting Game 3 win

"I gave it everything I had tonight. My teammates did. ... It's a huge win for our team."

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Smith: LeBron 'could have been better'

Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James' Game 3 performance was good, but he's seen better. "But in the end when shots needed to be made, LeBron James delivered."

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LeBron serves up a facial

Before he was limping in overtime of Game 3, LeBron James was leaping in regulation, throwing down this massive dunk over a pair of Hawks defenders.

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LeBron's line one of a kind

It took a career-high 37 shots but LeBron James finished with 37 points along with 18 rebounds and 13 assists Sunday night. He is the first player in NBA history with that many points, rebounds and assists in a postseason game. (via Elias)

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