The NBA finals with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

Behind LeBron James, the Cavaliers swept the Atlanta Hawks

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It was a big night in basketball. LeBron James led Cleveland to an NBA Playoff-record eight straight wins by double digits with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers became the second team to sweep the first two rounds of the playoffs since the NBA expanded the first round to best-of-seven in 2003.

Meanwhile, the victory by the Dallas Mavericks denied the Denver Nuggets a sweep of the second round best-of-seven Western Conference series, although the Nuggets could still advance by capturing game five at home on Wednesday.

Sports blogger and Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is here with the wrap up.

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Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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Comments [3]

ibrahim abdul-matin

Keith you are 100% right. i pinched myself at the end of the segment. I really wanted to talk about Big Baby's monumental jump shot. i really thought he reached a state of enlightenment when he hit that. Anyways, i will be mindful of squeezing everyone in and getting over the obsession with James and Kobe. Keith you are 100% right!

May. 12 2009 11:54 AM

The LeBron-Kobe matchup is going to give us the same exhaustion that the bulls-celtics matchup did last round. That's why it's worthy of more attention. Besides, don't you want Boston-Orlando to get it's own segment?

May. 12 2009 11:51 AM
Keith Erskine

I seem to remember there's two other teams in the playoffs: How come you didn't talk about Boston and Orlando? Did you take too much time fantasizing about a LeBron v. Kobe matchup?

May. 12 2009 09:24 AM

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