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Cavs vs. Hawks – Game 1 – TONIGHT!

VIA AJC:

It’s David vs. Goliath, in sneakers.

The Hawks face a nation of doubters, the top-seeded Cavaliers and new NBA MVP LeBron James when they begin their second-round playoff series at 8 tonight in Cleveland [click here to read].

Here’s how the series shapes up from a fan standpoint.

* No help from Usher [click here to read].

* Atlanta R&B superstar Usher won’t be backing the home team. He is a part owner of the Cavs.

* Underdogs? You betcha!

Bookmakers in Las Vegas posted odds of 40-1 that the Hawks would win the best-of-seven series. Said Nick Raj, a recent Georgia Tech grad who bought tickets Monday, “I have tempered expectations.”

Southern style will be on tap [click here to read].

The Hawks will have celebrity backers at home for Game 3 on Saturday. Rapper T.I. [click here to read], producer Jermaine Dupri [click here to read], R&B singer Keyshia Cole and football players Takeo Spikes and Wayne Gandy plan to be at Philips Arena.

But as we know, Keyshia Cole will be rooting for the Cavs… Why? Click here to find out why OR check out our hint below:

What do YOU think!?! Will the Cavs pull out the broom on the Atlanta Hawks? Check out the Lebron James gallery below:

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