The state at 1:30 p.m. All times EDT.
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CINCINNATI — San Francisco’s Johnny Cueto (4-1) returns to Cincinnati, where he developed into one of the best pitchers and was traded to the Giants last July as part of the Reds’ rebuilding. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James has never lost to Atlanta in the playoffs and the four-time league MVP puts that streak on the line as the Cavaliers open their second-round series with the Hawks, who were swept by Cleveland in the postseason last year. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m.
— FBC–OHIO STATE-NIGHT GAMES: Ohio State will play nationally televised night games in four consecutive weeks next season.