Cavs-Hawks: Cleveland Sweeps into Eastern Conference Finals

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ATLANTA - MAY 11:  Delonte West #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots over Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 11, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LeBron James scored 27 points, Delonte West chipped in 21, including two big-time highlight-reel dunks, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas and Mo Williams added 14 and 12, respectively, as the Cavs beat the Hawks on Monday night in Atlanta for their second straight four-game series sweep.

They are now 8-0 this postseason, and will not play again until May 20 in the opening game of the Eastern Conference finals against either the Celtics or the Magic.

Boston and Orlando are tied 2-2 thanks to the last-second heroics of Glen "Big Baby" Davis Sunday night.

The Celtics were literally just a couple seconds away from being down 3-1 in this series, when Davis (who was the third or fourth option) hit the game-winning 16-foot jumper that guarantees the series will go on until at least Thursday—and possibly Sunday—if all seven games are needed.

The Cavs will be rested and ready to go while their opponent, whomever it may be, will only have a couple days in between the end of their current series and the start of the finals.

The Cavaliers will be fresh and obviously, this should bode very well for them!

Game 4 Highlights/Recap


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