Game Thread: Game 2 of Hawks vs. Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) shoots against Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap (4) in the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 104-93. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (0) shoots against Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap (4) in the second half in Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 2, 2016, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 104-93. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

GAME 2: HAWKS VS. CAVALIERS

(Cavaliers lead series, 1-0)

May 4, 2016, 8 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery)

Inactives: Splitter, Edy Tavares

Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Mike Callahan, Rodney Mott and Sean Wright

From the Hawks

Schroder scored a career-high 27 points in Game 1. Before the contest, he had never scored more than 25 points in a regular-season or playoff game, making him the third Hawks player whose first game with more than 25 points came in the postseason, joining Si Green (1961) and Chris Crawford (1999). …Teague needs five steals to tie Josh Smith (64) four fourth and Millsap needs three steals to tie Joe Johnson (47) for seventh on the Hawks’ all-time playoff list.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers have a 13-1 all-time series record when leading a round 1-0 and have never lost when going up 2-0 in a series (9-0). … The Cavaliers had just eight turnovers in Game 1 win over Hawks and have an NBA-low 8.4 turnovers per game this postseason. … Love is the first Cavalier to open a postseason with five straight double-doubles. The previous mark was three games by Mark Price (1992) and Brad Daugherty (1993).

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