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Hawks vs Cavs: Starting Lineups, Injury Report, Series Notes, etc.

Quick Facts:

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game #14, Home Game #8)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Wednesday, November 30, 2012 – 7:30 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM


Projected Starting Lineups:

Cleveland Cavaliers:

PG: Jeremy Pargo | SG: Dion Waiters | SF: Alonzo Gee | PF: Tristan Thompson | C: Anderson Varejao

Atlanta Hawks:

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: DeShawn Stevenson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford


Injury/Inactive Players Report:

Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving (hairline left index finger) is out.

Atlanta Hawks: Anthony Morrow (right quad contusion) is a game-time decision. Kyle Korver (back spasms) is out.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:

Records: Cleveland Cavaliers (3-12) … Atlanta Hawks (9-4)

Streak: Cleveland Cavaliers–> OVERALL: Lost 4 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Lost 9 … Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 6 / HOME: Won 4 / ROAD: Won 2

Away/Home Records: Cleveland Cavaliers are (1-9) on the road … Atlanta Hawks are (5-2) at home

Cleveland Cavalier: Cold. 4-game losing-streak, lost 9-of-10 overall, and still without their best player Kyrie Irving.

Atlanta Hawks: Hot. The Hawks boast the longest active winning-streak in the NBA with six straight victories and rank #1 in terms of defensive efficiency.


Season/Past Season Series:

The Hawks host the Cavaliers for the first time this year in the first-of-four games between the clubs. Atlanta visits Cleveland on 12/28 and 1/9, before playing the Cavs again at Philips Arena on 4/1 to finish the season series. The Hawks own a seven-game winning streak against the Cavaliers, including four straight at Philips Arena. Cleveland’s last win over Atlanta was a 93-88 home decision on 4/2/10 and their last win at Philips Arena came on 12/29/09 (95-84). The Hawks lead the all-time series 109-93 (65-34 at home).


Common Threads

Larry Drew coached under Byron Scott in New Jersey, and was a teammate of Scott’s with the Lakers. Donald Sloan played in five games for Atlanta in 2011-12. C.J. Miles was teammates in Utah with Kyle Korver (2007-10) and parts of two seasons with Devin Harris (2011, 2011-12). Anthony Tolliver was with the Cavs in 2007-08 but did not see any regular season action. Cleveland GM Chris Grant is a former Hawks front office executive.


*** Info was used from the Hawks and Cavaliers official game notes

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