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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

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not sure Hawks have enough possessions to spare to tolerate Shelvin Mack off-the-dribble contested 3-point attempts.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Hawks are lifting their bigs, trying to create as much space as possible given Korver's absence. Not a bad tack if Horford can hit.

Hawks not giving in

Despite being down 2-0 in the series and playing without Kyle Korver, Atlanta isn't ready to call it a season. The Hawks have opened Game 3 on a 12-4 run and are holding the Cavs to 1-of-10 shooting. Follow live

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Delly scores the first 4 pts of the game for the Cavs and 4 Cavs -- Perk, Miller, J.R. & Joe Harris -- get off the bench to stand and cheer

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

LeBron James: 27.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 8.0 APG; the only player in history to average those numbers over an entire postseason is Oscar Robertson

Cavs look for 3-0 lead

The Warriors are already up 3-0 in the West. Can the Cavs do the same in the East? They'll host the Hawks tonight, with both teams missing key players. Follow live

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An unnerving stat for Irving

The Cavs will be hard-pressed to win a title without a healthy Kyrie Irving, but they've done well without their star PG to this point. Really well, in fact.

Jalen Rose @JalenRose

Finals start June 4th, Cavs will all but certainly give Kyrie the chance to have 2 full weeks off to heal between games played.

Irving out again for Game 3

Kyrie Irving (knee) has been ruled out for the second consecutive game, as the Cavs host the Hawks tonight. He remains questionable for Game 4.

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MarkJonesESPN @MarkJonesESPN

Charles Barkley just said his driver in ATL was mad last week because driver was chauffeuring Cavs coaches who only talked about Golden St !