NBA: Cavs on the brink, Spurs take control

The Cleveland Cavaliers cruised past the Atlanta Hawks while the San Antonio Spurs beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in Friday’s NBA action.

The in-form Cavaliers continued their barrage of three-pointers at the Philips Arena on Friday when they beat the Hawks 121-108 to claim a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semi-finals clash.

During a match in which the Cavs were successful with 21 attempts from beyond the arc, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were the most impressive, with both finishing with 24 points while James had 13 rebounds as well.

Game 4 in the series takes place in Atlanta on Sunday.

Spurs, meanwhile, moved into a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semi-finals against OKC after winning 100-96 in Oklahoma City on Friday

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and eight rebounds, while Tony Parker contributed 19 points and eight rebounds for the visitors.

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points for the Thunder while adding nine rebounds and eight assists, but were only successful with 10 of his 31 shots, as his team shot just 41.5 percent from the field.

Game 4 will be at the same venue on Sunday.