Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague (0) shoots inside Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Hawks vs Cavs: Game Thread

Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers

What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game # 34, Road Game #17)

Where?: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH)

When?: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 – 7:00 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM


Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Lou Williams | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford

Cleveland Cavaliers:

PG: Kyrie Irving | SG: C.J Miles | SF: Alonzo Gee | PF: Tristan Thompson | C: Tyler Zeller


Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot) and Anthony Morrow (right hip strain) are questionable.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Daniel Gibson (concussion) is doubtful. Anderson Varejao (vastus medialis split/surgery) and Luke Walton (personal matters) are out.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (20-13) … Cleveland Cavaliers (8-28)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 3 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Lost 2 … Cleveland Cavaliers –> OVERALL: Lost 2 / HOME: Lost 6 / ROAD: Lost 1

Home/Away Records: Hawks are (9-7) on the road … Cavaliers are (3-12) at home.

Atlanta Hawks: Cold. Hawks have lost three straight and 4-of-5 overall since getting blown out by the Rockets in Houston on New Years Eve.

Cleveland Cavaliers: Cold. Ice Cold. Cavaliers haven’t won at home since Dec. 11, 2012.


Season/Past Season Series

The Hawks go to Cleveland for the second-and-final time in the third-of-four contests with the Cavaliers. The teams have split two games so far, each winning on the road. Cleveland struck first with a 113-111 decision on 11/30 on Alonzo Gee’s buzzer beater. Atlanta evened things up with a 102-94 win on 12/28. Al Horford is averaging 14.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in the two games, recording two double-doubles, while Jeff Teague is putting up 21.0 points. Dion Waiters is averaging 19.5 points against Atlanta. The Hawks have won four straight games in Cleveland, with their last road loss coming on 4/2/10 (93-88). Atlanta leads the all-time series 110-94, with the Cavs holding a 59-45 edge in home games.


Common Threads

Larry Drew coached under Byron Scott in New Jersey, and was a teammate of Scott’s with the Lakers. 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.


Information was used from the Hawks and Cavaliers official gamenotes

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