Cavaliers take control of East finals

LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.

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Cavaliers steal Game 1 in Atlanta

LeBron James scored 31 points, while J.R. Smith made eight three-pointers and added 28 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

Paul Allen’s First & Goal raises concerns over Sodo arena

Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s private company, which oversees events, operations and parking at CenturyLink, signs letter raising concerns over proposed arena for NBA and NHL in Sodo. The Washington State Public Stadium Authority also signed the letter.

Golden State takes Game 1 against Houston

Stephen Curry scores 34 points, and the Warriors rally from 16 points down in second quarter for 110-106 victory over the Rockets, who get 28 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and four steals from James Harden.

Rockets eliminate Clippers

The Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers.