The Cavaliers win 118-88. James scores 23 points, Smith scores 18 points and Thompson scores 16 points and 11 rebounds. Teague scores 17 points and Millsap scores 16 points for the Hawks. Cleveland wins East Series 4-0. James on NBA Finals:
I’m a guy who believes in unfinished business…I understood what these people were going through, the people here. Not only in Cleveland but Northeast Ohio and all over the world who love and bleed wine and gold. To be at this point tonight, it’s very emotional.
We’re in Cleveland. Nothing is easy here.
The Cavaliers win 114-111. James scores 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists, Dellavedova scores 17 points and Smith scores 17 points. Teague scores 30 points and Millsap scores 22 points for the Hawks. Cleveland leads East Finals 3-0. James on Game 3:
I gave everything I have.
On exhaustion colapse:
I’ve been better. I play to exhaustion. I give as much as I can give, and sometimes the body just shuts down…In overtime I asked to come out, but I actually had a second thought. I wouldn’t have felt right about the situation. It was mind over matter there for me. I’m playing through a lot but it doesn’t matter. If I’m putting on the uniform and I’m on the floor, I have to make things happen for our team. It’s that simple.
Coach Blatt on James:
He just wouldn’t let us lose.
Coach Budenholzer on Game 3 loss:
I’m very proud of the way our guys competed.
The Cavaliers win 97-89. James scores 31 points, Mozgov scores ten points and 11 rebounds. Teague scores 27 points, Horford scores 16 points, Millsap scores 13 points and Kent Bazemore scores ten points for the Hawks. Cleveland leads East Finals 1-0. Coach Blatt on Lebron:
When he gets hot. He gets smoking hot.
Coach Budenholzer on Carroll:
DeMarre is a complete player. He has a big impact at both ends of the court.
Once I start shooting. Everybody keeps telling me to keep shooting.
James on Carroll injuries:
We’re all a brotherhood. You don’t want anybody to get hurt like that.
The Hawks win 94-91. Carroll scores 25 points, Teague scores 20 points and Millsap scores 20 points. Beal scores 29 points for the Wizards. Atlanta wins East Semifinal Series 4-2. Korver on Game 6:
It went in and it’s just like, `You’ve got to be kidding me. That did NOT just happen’. I thought he got it off. I was getting ready for overtime. And then … you’re like, ‘Heeeeyyyy! All right! We’ll take it!’.
I was about to cry. I said, `Not again.’ … But the basketball gods were on our side.
I still feel, and I know our guys feel, we should have won this series.
Wizards win 103-101. Beal scores 17 points, Pierce scores 13 points. Teague scores 18 points, Schroder scores 18 points for the Hawks. Washington leads East Semifinals 2-1. Pierce on Game 3 victory:
I’m still soaking it up. because I don’t have too many more of these left.
Beal on Wizards win:
We got comfortable. We thought the game was over.
Porter on Game 3 win:
Luckily we didn’t all get on top of him. Just try to save his body for the next game.
The Hawks win 107-97. Carroll scores 24 points,Horford scores a double-double ( 20 points and 15 rebounds) Teague scores 20 points and Korver scores 17 points. Anderson scores 23 points and Johnson scores 18 points. Atlanta leads East First Round Series 3-2.
Carroll on Game 5 performance:
It’s the playoffs. You don’t have injuries in the playoffs.
The playoffs are a new season.
This was a game we really wanted to get.
Coach Hollins on Game 5 loss:
They knocked us back in the beginning. But we fought back.
The Nets win 120-115. Williams scores 35 points, Lopez scores 26 points and 10 rebounds. Teague scores 20 points, 11 assists, Carroll scores 20 points and Korver scores 16 points,11 rebounds for the Hawks. The Nets are tied 2-2 in the East First Round Series.
Williams on Game 4:
We really needed to get this one to stay in the series. and so it was definitely one of my better games this year for sure and probably as a Net.
Coach Budenholzer on Hawks loss:
This is what the playoffs are all about. What we expect is to be challenged, and this is a great challenge for us.
Coach Hollins on Game 4 win:
What a basketball game that was. To me, that’s what playing this sport is all about.