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Game Thread: Game 4 of Hawks vs. Cavaliers


(Cavaliers lead series, 3-0)

May 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters


Jeff Teague

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Probable – Sefolosha (elbow laceration)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares


Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Marc Davis, Bennie Adams and Jason Phillips

From the Hawks

Jeff Teague had 14 assists in Game 3 and became the fourth Hawk with at least that many since the 1984-85 postseason, joining Doc Rivers, Mookie Blaylock and Spud Webb. … The Hawks set a postseason franchise record with 16 3-pointers in Game 3. … Kyle Korver’s five 3-pointers off the bench tied a postseason franchise record.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have gone on to sweep an opponent every time when leading 3-0 in a series (2007 first round versus Wizards, 2009 first round versus Pistons, 2009 semifinals versus Hawks, 2015 first round versus Celtics, 2015 conference finals versus Hawks andm2016 first round versus Pistons). … The Cavaliers are the only remaining undefeated team in the playoffs at 7-0.

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About the Author

Chris Vivlamore has been a reporter and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2003.