The NBA finals with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin

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It was a big night in basketball. LeBron James led Cleveland to an NBA Playoff-record eight straight wins by double digits with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Cavaliers became the second team to sweep the first two rounds of the playoffs since the NBA expanded the first round to best-of-seven in 2003.

Meanwhile, the victory by the Dallas Mavericks denied the Denver Nuggets a sweep of the second round best-of-seven Western Conference series, although the Nuggets could still advance by capturing game five at home on Wednesday.

Sports blogger and Takeaway Sports Contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin is here with the wrap up.

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