Hawks vs Cavs: Halftime Report

Kyrie Irving is back.

He proved that by lighting up the Atlanta Hawks for 15 points and drilling a buzz beater before the first half expired that is sure to make the SportsCenter Top 10 highlights tonight.

Despite his stellar first half performance, Cleveland trails Atlanta 55-54 at halftime.

First Half Notes

– The Hawks started the game on a 8-0 run on 4/5 shooting.

– Cavs came back and took 11-10 lead after Hawks committed 4 turnovers.

– Cleveland’s backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters exhibited their physicality over Atlanta’s guards early and often combining for 16 first-quarter points and 31 after two periods.

– ATL shot 52.4% in Q1. CLE shot 45.8%.

– Cleveland led 26-25 after first quarter.

– Jeff Teague has 14pts in 17mins on 6/9 shooting.

– The Hawks jumped out to 50-39 with 4:05 remaining in the half. Cavs stormed back and cut deficit to 55-54.

– Anthony Tolliver scored season-high 11 points in second quarter.

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