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Hawks vs. Cavaliers Game 2 Time TV info and analys

  • Aug 29
    Don't look now, but LeBron James is only three wins away from another trip to the NBA Finals.Game 1 went toJames and the Cavaliers on Wednesdaybehind a lights-out shooting performance by J.R. Smith and a solid defensive effort.The Hawks are already on edge with the potential lo s of DeMarre Carroll, andif they lose, the Cavs can potentially put the series on iceheading back to Cleveland. However,Atlanta has proven their resiliency time after time this season, so with Carroll or not, it wouldn't be wise to count them out.MORE: | Basically, it alladds up to can't-mi s basketball, sohere's Michael Cooper Jersey everything that you need to know to get ready forGame 2:Who? The Hawks (60- Luol Deng Jersey 22) increased their win total by 22in head coach Mike Budenholzer's secondyear as head coach, and they hostthe Cavaliers (53-29) who are back in the playoffs for the first time since James left Cleveland in 2010.What, when and where? Game 2of the Eastern Conference best-of-seven series; Friday, 8:30 p.m. ET; at Philips Arena in Atlanta.Where can I watch? TNT will broadcast the entire series, withMarv Albert, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber onthe call.Key matchup:Defense should remaina priority forboth teams heading into Game 2.There were far too many defensive breakdowns for Atlanta on Wednesday night, even with a healthy Carroll in the lineup.If Carroll can't lace up, Kyle Korver and Kent Bazemore are going to have to Larry Nance Jersey take turns containing LeBron James. Cleveland outrebounded the Hawks 49-37, and its going to take a team effort (led by Al Horford and Paul Millsap)to keep TristanThompson off the offensive gla s.The Cavs imposed their will on the Hawks in Game 1, and as Kyrie Irving gets healthierthe Hawks could find themselves in an 0-2 hole heading back to Cleveland if they can'tup the slack.Full series schedule (all games at 8:30 p.m. ETon TNT) Game 1 --Cleveland97, Atlanta89 (Cavs lead series 1-0)Game 2 -- Friday, May 22, Cleveland at AtlantaGame 3 -- Sunday, May 24, Atlanta at ClevelandGame 4 -- Tuesday,May 26, Atlanta at Cleveland*Game 5 --Thursday, May 28, Cleveland at Atlanta*Game 6 -- Saturday, May 30, Atlanta at Cleveland*Game 7 -- Monday, June 1, Cleveland at AtlantaThat's awkward: The startingfive for the Hawks has combined to appear in seven Julius Randle Jersey All-Star games in their NBA careers, withTeague and Kyle Korver bothmaking their debuts in 2015. In his 12 years in the league, James has appeared in 11 games by himself.X-factor: When the Hawks beat the Cavaliers on March 6 and clinched the season series 3-1, they forced James to turn the ball over nine times. DeMarre Carroll guarded James andwas part of the Hawks' effective game plan that forced the former MVP to mi s eightof his 13 shots from the floor. How the Hawks apply defensive pre sure might be Vlade Divac Jersey able to help them keep James in check once again.How they got here :The Hawks took their first series against the Nets 4-2, and did the same to the Wizards in the second, except in a more interesting fashion. A Paul Piercelast-second shot was waived off in Game 6 to send Washington home.The Cavaliers easily swept past a young Celtics teamin the first-round, but it took them six games to eliminate the Bulls.