Outlook: LeBron James always seems to drag along his Cavaliers teammates in the playoffs, in contrast to the Hawks who get it done collectively. Cleveland's All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving didn't play in the second half of Cleveland's playoff-clinching Game 6 against Chicago because of left foot tendinitis and a right foot strain. But Irving said Monday he would play in Game 1 on Wednesday. James will need Irving, who's averaged 19.8 points per game in the playoffs, to be close to his best for the Cavaliers to have a chance at winning the series. In the playoffs James leads the Cavaliers in scoring (26.5), rebounds (10.2), assists (7.9) and steals (1.9). Guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova have made major contributions for the Cavaliers and big men Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson have emerged as forces on the defensive end. The Hawks have six players averaging double figures in the playoffs, showing that they don't need a star to succeed: DeMarre Carroll (17.1), Paul Millsap (15.7), Al Horford (15.6), Jeff Teague (15.3), Kyle Korver (11.3) and Dennis Schroder (10.1).