6 May 2009

Cavaliers trounce Atlanta in opening NBA Eastern Conference semi final

6:52 pm on 6 May 2009

The Cleveland Cavaliers have won the opening match in basketball's NBA Eastern Conference semi finals, beating the Altanta Hawks 99-72.

The NBA's Most Valuable Player LeBron James led the Cavaliers to the win with a personal haul of 34 points along with 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Game two, in the best of seven series, is on Friday.