Tuesday NBA Roundup: Are Hawks the Team to Challenge LeBron James, Cavs in East?

November 4th, 2015 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

What does LeBron James do on a Tuesday night when his Cleveland Cavaliers are resting up for the New York Knicks on a Wednesday?

Well, he might lend some words of praise to a book:

And when he's done with that, he's probably watching the rest of the East duke it out for the title of "Team Most Ready to Challenge the King"—hopefully from a throne befitting an NBA superstar who's won his conference five years running.

On this night, James probably caught the Charlotte Hornets shellacking the Chicago Bulls on League Pass (more on that in a bit) before tuning into his old team (the Miami Heat) taking on the squad he saw—and conquered—in last year's Eastern Conference Finals (the Atlanta Hawks).

Between Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Goran Dragic, Luol Deng and Hassan Whiteside, the Heat have the glitzy pieces to be a powerhouse along the Eastern seaboard. The Hawks, on the other hand, are already a well-oiled machine, fresh off a franchise-best 60-win season and the team's first trip to the conference finals since conference finals became a thing in the Association.

Both teams f ...

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