Hawks host LeBron, Cavs
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers try and get back on the winning
track tonight when they visit the Atlanta Hawks tonight at Philips Arena.
Cleveland has lost three of four and four of its last six games, including
Wednesday’s 101-98 setback against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Cavs, who
failed to score a point over the last 1:05 of the contest. Cleveland will now
hit the road for two games at Atlanta and Houston, and is 2-4 as the guest
The Hawks, meanwhile, ended a two-game losing streak with Wednesday’s 99-90
victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at Philips Arena.
Joe Johnson scored a season-high 36 points to lead the Hawks. Tyronn Lue
scored 25 points off of the bench to help snap a two-game skid. Zaza Pachulia
and Joe Smith both registered double-doubles on the night, with Pachulia
scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, while Smith also pulled down 13
boards with 10 points.
Atlanta, which wraps up a two-game homestand, owns a 4-3 record at home this
Cleveland won two of three games against Atlanta last season and has won nine
of the last 10 meetings in this series.
The Cavs have won four straight after losing their last six at Atlanta.