James scores 27 as Cavs win 84-74, sweep Hawks
2009-05-12 02:13:23 GMT2009-05-12 10:13:23 (Beijing Time)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford defends in the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals basketball playoffs in Atlanta, Monday, May 11, 2009. (Agencies)
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers (23) drives around Joe Johnson (L) of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final playoff basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia May 11, 2009. (Agencies)
LeBron James (R) of the Cleveland Cavaliers loses control of the ball in front of Al Horford (L) of the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of Game 4 of their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal playoff basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia May 11, 2009.
ATLANTA – LeBron James didn't come close to matching his performance in Game 3.
He did enough to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to another playoff sweep — and get in a few jabs at the Atlanta fans.
James scored 27 points and had the last word with a heckling fan at courtside as the Cavaliers finished off the Hawks 84-74 Monday night to win the second-round series in four straight.
Delonte West and Mo Williams showed Cleveland isn't just a one-man team, hitting huge shots down the stretch as the Cavaliers, challenged seriously for the first time in these playoffs, still managed to extend their NBA-record streak of double-digit playoff wins to eight in a row.
Cleveland, which also swept Detroit in the opening round, will face either Boston or Orlando in the Eastern Conference finals.