What you need to know: #ALLinCLE as Cavs return home for game 3 of Eastern Conference Finals

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CLEVELAND – Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving played one-on-one while wearing a brace on his left knee yesterday, but remains questionable for tonight’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Irving sat out Cleveland’s Game 2 win Friday in Atlanta after visiting famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Florida earlier in the day. Irving has been slowed by tendonitis in his left knee, an injury that resulted from him compensating for a sprained right foot.

If the Atlanta Hawks are to rally, they’ll do it without Kyle Korver.

The team’s top 3-point threat is done for the playoffs because of a severe high right ankle sprain. Korver rolled the ankle during a scramble for a loose ball during the second half of Friday’s loss to Cleveland.

Tonight’s game starts at 8:30, and the fun won’t be just inside The Q.  Fan Fest will be held outside at East 6th and Gateway Plaza. Fan Fest opens at 6 p.m., 2 1/2 hours before tipoff, and will feature interactive games, Cleveland’s favorite food trucks and all sorts of entertainment. Plus, the games themselves will be shown on two giant screens located on the plaza.

If you’re coming downtown, make sure you take the easiest route available and know where to park ahead of time. You can click here to find out the very latest road closures, construction and parking information.

Don’t want to drive?  RTA will operate Red Line trains every 15 minutes before and after each home playoff game to accommodate Cavs fans. (Blue and Green Line trains will operate according to the regular schedule.) All rapid lines will serve Downtown visitors for at least 90 minutes after the game ends. You can park free at many of RTA’s rapid stations, buy a $5, all-day pass and take the train to Tower City Station. From there it’s an easy walk to The Q through the enclosed walkway near Tower City food court.

The official hash tag for the 2015 Cavs playoffs is #ALLinCLE.

 

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the playoffs:

  • 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)