James had 31 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
But it was J.R. Smith‘s 8 3-pointers and 28 points that sparked the Cavs to the road win. The 8 3s set a team record and gave the Hawks another Cavalier weapon to prepare for when they host Cleveland in Game 2 Friday night.
Atlanta will look to avoid going down 0-2 before the series shifts to Cleveland on Sunday.
Friday’s game tips off at 8:30 p.m. Eastern and will be televised by TNT. On the call is Marv Albert (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst), Chris Webber (analyst), David Aldridge (reporter) and Rachel Nichols (reporter). This crew is scheduled to handle all the games of the series.
Here’s a look at the Eastern Conference Finals schedule:
No. 1 Atlanta Hawks vs. No. 2 Cleveland Cavaliers
All times Eastern
Game 1 – Cavaliers 97, Hawks 89, CLE leads series 1-0
Game 2 – Friday, May 22: Cavaliers at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3 – Sunday, May 24: Hawks at Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
Game 4 – Tuesday, May 26: Hawks at Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 5 – Thursday, May 28: Cavaliers at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 6 – Saturday, May 30: Hawks at Cavaliers, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
*Game 7 – Monday, June 1: Cavaliers at Hawks, 8:30 p.m. (TNT)
There is no free, unrestricted live stream for the games. But if you have access to a cable or satellite subscription, you can watch in the following ways:
Watch Cavaliers-Hawks Game 2 Online
If you have access to a cable subscription log-in and password — either yours or that of someone you know — you can watch the game online for free via Watch TNT. If you’re having trouble logging in or have questions about the service, try the site’s help page.