Published: Mon, April 17, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

No Starters, No Problem… Hawks Blow Out Cavs

No Starters, No Problem… Hawks Blow Out Cavs

In that loss of the Cavaliers, The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Joe Vardon article quoted LeBron James about how the Cavaliers have played recently.

"Obviously, the last 10 games we've been 5-5", he said.

The Atlanta Hawks may have just had their signature moment of the season while the Cleveland Cavaliers might have just hit rock bottom.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points for Atlanta. The four-time All-Star won't play Friday at Cleveland, missing his ninth game in the last 11, but he's expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Cavs. The Hawks won in overtime 126-125.

Atlanta wins series with the Cavaliers 3-1.

Kent Bazemore then stole errant inbounds pass from Love and converted at the other end to put the Hawks up 123-120. "I feel like we can build off this one".

This is a nice bounce-back spot for the Cavaliers and they will have a low Vegas number to get over. Should the standings finish as they are today, the Celtics wouldn't have to face the Hawks in the first or second round, should the Celtics get to the second round, of course. He pumped in at least 10 points in his 788th game in the league. He had 45 points and made eight threes on 12 attempts. Prince scored Atlanta's first seven points and the Hawks bolted to a 14-point lead, going ahead 32-18 on a basket by Prince with 49 seconds left in the first quarter.

FOX Sports Ohio will carry the game in the Greater Cleveland area. Furthermore, the Hawks had a back-to-back against Charlotte and IN to close the season. "Not worth it", Irving said. It is also unlikely that Coach Budenholzer will sit any starters for a second consecutive game.

Due to the Hawks being so shorthanded, the Cavs had this game on a silver platter and couldn't get the win at home. "It was a tough night shooting the ball from out there and we need more production from all of us". "They did a phenomenal job of coming in". He limped off the floor in the third on Friday and returned to play in the fourth, but he had some issues flare up before the game. The associated money lines for this game are Cleveland -130 and Atlanta +110. The Celtics shot a woeful 38.8 percent throughout the game. They've hit 44 in their last two games at Philips Arena, setting the National Basketball Association single-game record with 25 in a 135-130 victory March 3.

It was James' career-high 13th triple-double this season and 55th for his career during the regular season.

However, a season filled with injuries has a new one as Thompson, the team's only true center, is out with a sprained right thumb.

"We weren't overly invested in that game last night thinking we had to win, that this is the biggest game", he said. The Cavaliers blew the doors off the Hawks for three-quarters and took a 26-point lead into the fourth quarter.

Paul Millsap led the Hawks to victory with 26 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks off the bench in just 29 minutes of action. Consider these field goal numbers: Kevin Love 6 of 17, J.R. Smith 1 of 6, Deron Williams 2 of 8, Kyle Korver 2 of 6, Richard Jefferson 1 of 4.

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