Game 4: Hawks at Cavs
at Quicken Loans Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: Guard Mo Williams was pretty good in his season debut. He had 12 points and two assists in 25 minutes. He made 4 of 12 shots, 2 of 6 from the arc.
He made a few bad decisions and took a few questionable shots. But he played hard, aggressive and with energy.
It seemed like Ramon Sessions, who started the first three games, went into a shell on Tuesday. He had seven points and three assists.
Coach Byron Scott said Williams will start against Philadelphia on Friday. Maybe he'll provide the spark to end this three-game losing streak.
J.J. Hickson had a career-high 31 points against the Hawks, but he played fewer minutes than both Anderson Varejao and Jamario Moon. When a player is scoring like he was - he made 11 of 17 shots - one wants to milk every point he has. This team doesn't have enough scoring as it is.
Guard Daniel Gibson had an off night shooting, just 3 of 10. He did pull down a career-high seven rebounds.
There weren't enough playmakers against the Hawks. The Cavs managed just 15 assists, as Varejao and Sessions each had three assists.
SF Jamario Moon (6-8, 200) vs. Marvin Williams (6-9, 240)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Josh Smith (6-9, 234)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Al Horford (6-10, 246)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Joe Johnson (6-7, 240)
PG Ramon Sessions (6-3, 190) vs. Mike Bibby (6-1, 195)
Cavs - G Christian Eyenga, F/C Samardo Samuels, F Antawn Jamison
Hawks - G Maurice Evans, F/C Pape Sy
Marc Davis, David Guthrie, Josh Tiven