CLEVELAND - Tonight could be the night that the Cleveland Cavaliers head to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007. And although they may be a bit beat up, they say that they are not going to let that make a difference.
LeBron James is averaging a triple-double for this Eastern Conference series against the Atlanta Hawks. On Sunday's game 3, he played to the point of exhaustion. But he told Fox 8's PJ Ziegler that although he doesn't feel great, he is ready to go. Listen to what he had to say in the clip above. And take a look at the picture that follows it: LeBron is on one of three regional covers of Sports Illustrated this week, marking the 24th time he's been on the cover. The picture was taken a few days ago during the Cavs' win in Atlanta.
— P.J. ZIEGLER (@PJFOX8) May 26, 2015
As for his teammate Kyrie Irving, who is dealing with tendonitis in his left knee, that will be a game time decision.
As for the Hawks, Al Horford of the Hawks will start tonight after being ejected from game three for a "flagrant-2" foul. The league could have suspended him.
Click here for all of the Fox 8 coverage of the Cavs’ 2015 playoff action.
Tonight’s game starts at 8:30, and the fun won’t be just inside The Q. Fan Fest will be held outside on Gateway Plaza. That opens at 6 p.m., and features interactive games, food trucks and all sorts of entertainment. And, the game will be shown on two giant screens located right 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.
Here’s the schedule for the rest of the playoffs (but only if we need them after tonight!)
- 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)
***The official hash tag for the 2015 Cavs playoffs is #ALLinCLE.***