Pick & roll! LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be taking on the Atlanta Hawks in The Q Arena on May 4th, 2016 at 8pm EST. Catch this exciting game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-finals online here!
The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed into game 2 of the playoffs with a one game lead in the best of seven series against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks will be looking to tie up the series in Cleveland before heading back home to the ATL for games 3 & 4. Keep an eye on all the NBA playoff action online here!
LeBron James, 31, is getting the job done against an out-matched Hawks team. In game one of this series LeBron had 5 steals to go with his 25 points. King James was on the floor for 41 minutes, more than any other player on either team. This is his team, his series, his playoffs to win and he is doing it. LeBron is an MVP and an NBA champion. If the Hawks are going to find away out of round 2, they are going to need to first find an answer for LeBron.
But the Hawks do have the tools to do work against the Cavs. During game one, Atlanta battled back from an 18-point deficit but eventually fell short, 93-104. The keys to this game 2 for the Hawks involve offense, offense and more offense. The Hawks have shooters who are capable from 3-point land that must step-up and do a better job than game one.
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The Cavs struggle defending the pick & roll, so if Atlanta can exploit their weaknesses, they may have a shot at keeping up with the strong scorers on the Cleveland squad. Defense may win championships, but if the Hawks want to see the next round of playoffs, they are going to need to bolster their offense.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be pulling for in this series? Will Cleveland sweep Atlanta, or do the Hawks have a shot at earning a few wins and making this playoff round interesting? Let us know what you think about all this NBA action!