Cavaliers top Hawks, 114-111, in overtime of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference finals

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Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, May 24, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers narrowly defeated the Hawks in overtime of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference finals, 114-111. They now lead the series, 3-0.

LeBron James led the way with 37 points.

Despite having a strong start in the series with two wins in Atlanta, the Cavs struggled to get into a rhythm on Sunday night.

Kyrie Irving sat out once again with knee discomfort and LeBron James was not picking up the slack early on. James didn’t even score his first point until 7:04 in the second quarter.

Matthew Dellavedova got tangled up with Al Horford in the late second quarter. After referees reviewed the play, Horford was given a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game. Dellavedova was given a technical foul.

The Hawks and Cavs went back and forth in the third, with the Cavs keeping a narrow lead for a majority of the quarter.

That small lead continued going into the first few minutes of the fourth, while the game remained physical until the final minutes.

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The entire postseason has been physical for the Cavs, starting with the loss of Kevin Love in the first series with Boston.  The injuries continued with Irving and James during the series with Chicago as well, and ultimately, Irving sat out Game 2 and 3.

Here is the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals:
(all game times are eastern)

  • Game 4: Tuesday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m. in Cleveland
  • Game 5: Thursday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m. in Atlanta (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Saturday, May 30 at 8:30 p.m. in Cleveland (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Monday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m. in Atlanta, (if necessary)

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