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.
Cavaliers win 94-82. James scores 30 points, 11 rebounds assists and Thompson gets 16 . Schroder scores 11 points for the Hawks. Cleveland leads East Finals 2-0. Coach Blatt on James:
How much does it help to have LeBron on your team?. Do I really have to answer that?
On his birthday wish:
Just a Cavs win. That’s all I’m asking for.
Coach Budenholzer on Game 2 loss:
In the playoffs, it takes more. It takes better execution, better screening. You’ve got to do things harder.
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 82-81. Horford 23 points and 11 rebounds. Beal scores 23 points, Pierce scores 11 points, Porter scores nine points and ten rebounds and Wall scores 15 points, seven assists and four steals for the Wizards. Atlanta leads East Semifinals Series 3-2. Horford on Game 5:
I wasn’t supposed to be involved in the play at all. When I saw the ball go up, I just ran in there.
Coach Budenholzer on Horford:
A heck of a play by Al.
Coach Wittman on Game 5 loss:
Hey, these guys are fighting. I love it. They made one more play than us.
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.
The Nets win 93-81. Lopez scores 22 points, 13 rebounds, Young scores 18 points and 11 rebounds and Bogdanovic scores 19 points. Carroll scores 22 points and Millsap scores a double-double (18 points and 17 rebounds). Atlanta leads East First Round Series 2-1.
Coach Budenholzer on Game 3 loss:
I think they’re a confident group, just like we are. It’s the playoffs. I think they’ve played well really for stretches from the beginning and it’s going to be a series.
From the beginning of the game, they had more of an edge than we did. This was a big game for them and they came out and handled their business.
Korver on Game 3:
I didn’t get any good looks early and I tried to force a couple late. I need to be better on Monday.
The Hawks win 96-91. Millsap scores 19 points, Horford scores a double-double (14 points, 13 rebounds) and Korver scores 17 points. Jack scores 23 points and Lopez scores 20 points for the Nets. Atlanta leads the East First Round Series 2-0.
We’re kind of playing on the edge right now…Once the game started, I was good.
We feel fortunate that we made just enough plays, just enough stops.
Jack on Nets loss:
All is not lost. Our confidence is high.
The Hawks win 114-111. Horford scores 24 points and Scott scores 20 points and eight rebounds. Lopez scores a double-double (26 points and ten rebounds) and Williams has 14 assists for the Nets. Coach Budenholzer:
Brooklyn made a heck of a comeback. For our guys to keep their poise and to keep their composure and stay together and execute in some crucial moments on both ends of the court, that’s what you need going down the stretch.
No, not at all. Our focus (was) on this game, this team. We did a good job of that. We came out and we were ready to play.
Tonight they came out, hit us in the mouth early, but we just stayed with it. We fought, we clawed and that’s just the resilience that we have if we want to make it to that goal that we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season.
The Hawks win 131-99. Horford scores 20 points, Carroll scores 20 points, three rebounds. Bogdanovic scores 19 points for the Nets. Coach Budenholzer on Millsap’s injuries:
We’ll evaluate it and know more (Sunday) and Monday.
On referees no foul calls:
I thought he got ran over, but it was a loose ball and both guys were going after it.
I think the most important thing was the sense of urgency. It was good to see us moving the ball, doing the little things we were doing when we won 19 in a row.
They beat us. From start to finish. It was a good whipping. There’s nothing else that I can say. They dominated the game.
The Pistons win 105-95 against the Hawks. Drummond scores 22 points and 13 rebounds, Tolliver scores 13 points and ten rebounds. Sefolosha scores 19 points, Horford scores 16 points. Coach Budenholzer:
We wanted to really give the starting group with Jeff (Teague), Kyle (Korver), DeMarre (Carroll) and Paul (Millsap) a lot of reps together and a lot of time together.
I was a little under the weather, and I felt it before the game, but I tried to give the guys everything I could.
Coach Van Gundy:
Joel is always ready to give us great defense and John hadn’t played in weeks, but when we needed him tonight, he was there to get us through the game. Caron and Tayshaun, too. This is just a great group of veterans working with a young core.