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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

I know the Nets move slow and the ball is like an anvil in the Nets' half court, but Hawks defense has been like a vise.

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After Game 1, Cavaliers have 93% chance to win series against Celtics, acc. to BPI Entering game, BPI gave Cavs 89% chance to win series

Brooklyn Nets @BrooklynNets

Alan Anderson checks in for the 1st time since 4/3 vs. TOR (missed last 7 regular season games, including last 2 games vs. ATL) #Nets

Hawks not giving Nets a pass
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Atlanta has an 11-0 advantage on points off of turnovers to negate the fact that Brook Lopez has as nearly many rebounds (7) as the Hawks as a team (9). It also doesn't help the Nets that they have 0 assists as the Hawks lead by double digits heading to the 2nd quarter. Follow live

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Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

So far. Not so good. #Nets trail 32-20. 0-for-6 from 3-point range and six turnovers. Seven offensive boards or it could be worse.

Kyrie: Debut ‘exceeded expectations’
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Kyrie Irving says he tried to come out aggressive in his playoff debut: "Whatever my team needed me to do -- especially on the defensive end -- I was willing to do. Offensively it was going to take care of itself, but I just wanted to throw myself into the game and live with the results."

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Irving, Cavs take Game 1 over Celtics
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Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 30 points and LeBron James added 20 points in his first playoff game with the Cavs in five years as Cleveland opened its postseason with a 113-100 win over Boston.

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Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Not getting Hawks fans booing Joe Johnson. The guy grinded in ATL for 7 years. Brought the franchise back to respectability.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

ATL: 22nd this season in def. rebounding rate. 5 of BKN's 9 points have come on 2nd chances. Only thing that will stop ATL from steamrolling

Balanced beginning for Hawks

All 5 Atlanta starters have scored, and the Hawks' crowd is letting former Hawk Joe Johnson have it every time he touches the ball for the Nets. Atlanta has six points off three Brooklyn turnovers and a six-point lead in the first. Follow live

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Teague getting easy penetration into the paint. Thank goodness for those putbacks the #Nets have had off offensive boards. 15-9 ATL.

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Joe Johnson gets booed. Joe hits a floater. The Atlanta faithful quickly silenced at Philips Arena. Then Korver from 3. Bang. #Nets

David Lee out for Game 2

The Warriors will be missing a key piece off their bench as Lee (lower back strain) won't play Monday against the Pelicans. Lee, who averaged 7.9 ppg this season, missed Golden State's Game 1 win.

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Cavaliers take Game 1 from Celtics. Kyrie Irving: 2nd Cavaliers player to score 30 points in playoff debut. Other: LeBron James

Final: Cavaliers 113, Celtics 100
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Kyrie Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut to lead the Cavaliers past the Celtics in Game 1. LeBron James added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Box score

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Everyone's equal as Hawks host Nets
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The Hawks are the 1-seed this season, but they know how dangerous the 8-seed can be. Last year, underdog Atlanta took the top-seeded Pacers to 7 games, so don't expect the Hawks to overlook Brook Lopez & Co. Follow live

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Cavs closing out Game 1

Cleveland’s lead over Boston remains in double digits as the Cavaliers lead 111-98 with 2:34 remaining in the fourth quarter. Cleveland's Big Three has combined for 69 points. Watch live

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Toronto GM Masai Ujiri fined $35,000 for obscene language — his comments about Paul Pierce — and Raptors fined $25,000, NBA announces.

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

The NBA has fined Masai Ujiri $35,000 & the Raptors an additional $25,000 for using obscene language in a public setting yesterday.

Cavs beat the buzzer again
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At halftime, it was a Kyrie Irving 3-pointer at the horn. To end the third, it was James Jones's turn. The Cavs forward capped off a 9-0 Cleveland run with this triple. The Cavaliers lead the Celtics by double digits midway through the 4th quarter on ABC.

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