Game Thread: Game 1 of Hawks vs. Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots over Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

GAME 1: HAWKS VS. CAVALIERS

(Series tied, 0-0)

May 2, 2016, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Starters

Hawks

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares

Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: None

Inactives: Sasha Kaun, Jordan McRae

Officials: Scott Foster, Eric Lewis and Zach Zarba

From the Hawks

The Hawks have lost all eight playoff games to the Cavaliers after being swept in the 2015 Eastern Conference finals and the 2009 second round. … Teague has scored in double-figures in 14 straight playoff games dating back to last season. … Horford is now second in Atlanta Hawks playoff scoring with 899 points. He trails only Dominique Wilkins (1,345).

From the Cavaliers

James has recorded a double-double in three of his four playoff games this postseason and is averaging 22.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, a team-high 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 41.3 minutes. … Smith (4.3) and Irving (4.0) rank first and second in 3-pointers made per game this postseason. As a team, the Cavs are averaging a playoff-high 14.3 threes per game.

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