Game 2 Is A Virtual Must-win For The Hawks

Friday night, the Hawks host the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs took Game 1 97-89, behind LeBron James' 31 points and a 28-point contribution from J.R. Smith. Cavs star Kyrie Irving, who has not been himself while dealing with a knee injury suffered last round, will not play in Game 2.

For the Hawks, the heart and soul of their team/the man who checks LeBron on defense, DeMarre Carroll, hyper-extended his knee during Game 1, but will be active for Friday's matchup.

For the higher seeded Hawks, winning Game 2 is so important, not only because they are going to Cleveland for the next two contests, but teams down 0-2 in conference finals, go on to lose the series a whopping 94 percent of the time. appreciates each and every reader of our site and we believe our readers are teaming with talent. We invite you to share ideas, photos, videos and stories with us, via this link.