Thursday May 21st, 2015

With 38 seconds left in Game 1 of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals between the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James drove to the basket and dunked, extending his team's lead to six points, 93–87. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 97–89.

The play wasn't as much about the fact that James dunked, though, as it was how he dunked: namely, by scaring the bejesus out of Hawks small forward Kyle Korver.

As James elevates, check out Korver's trotting exit via stage left. Korver doesn't even try to defend the dunk (then again, we can't really blame him). James scored 31 points in Cleveland's win. J.R. Smith added 28, in addition to eight three-pointers for Cleveland. 

Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll suffered a left knee sprain in the fourth quarter. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday, coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game.

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