The Hawks fell behind early and were behind for most of the game. The Hawks went on their first run of the game, an 11-0 push at the 9:52 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 3-minute span setting the score at 6-11.
The Cavaliers went on an 11-0 run at the 6:30 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 2-minute span making it 17-11. Sexton led the Cavaliers 3 minutes 12-0 push with 3:08 left in the 1st quarter scoring 7 points and setting the score at 33-16. Cavaliers went on a 10-2 run at the 7:34 mark in the 3rd quarter, in a 1-minute span making it 86-63. John Collins led the Hawks 1 minute 7-0 push at the 9:20 mark in the 4th quarter scoring 5 points and setting the score at 102-90.
Top performers for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Tristan Thompson broke his cold shooting slump with 27 points (11-of-16 FG), 6 offensive rebounds and 11 rebounds. He has been underwhelming this season averaging only no threes made.
Andre Drummond contributed 14 points (6-of-10 shooting), 5 offensive rebounds and 15 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. had 23 points (8-of-11 from the field), 5 offensive rebounds and 12 rebounds. Collin Sexton contributed 23 points (7-of-17 from the field) and 6 assists. Kevin Porter contributed 18 points (7-of-11 shooting) and 3 assists. Darius Garland had 12 points (5-of-12 from the field) and 7 assists.
Top performers for the Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young contributed 27 points (8-of-17 shooting), 12 assists and 4 steals. Cam Reddish had 16 points (4-of-11 FG). John Collins had 23 points (9-of-12 FG) and 3 assists. Dewayne Dedmon had 2 steals and 3 blocks. Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
The Hawks dropped the last matchup between the teams on the road. The Cavaliers will be playing at away vs WAS, away vs MIA, home vs MIA. The Hawks will be playing home vs MIA, home vs DAL, away vs PHI. The Cavaliers had 3 days of rest, the Hawks had only a day between matches. Get all NBA tickets at TickPick, where smart fans buy tickets!Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.