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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Game 29: Cavs at Hawks

ATLANTA HAWKS (19-12) 98, CAVS (8-21) 84
at Philips Arena
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: The Hawks have now won eight in a row at home. This is a team that has always given the Cavs fits with its athleticism. Wednesday wasn't any different.

They had to work hard for the victory, however, and it took some timely 3-point shots to do it. The Hawks made 8 of 22 from the 3-point line. Both Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams were 3 of 6 from behind the arc.

They dished out 29 assists, compared to 22 for the Cavs. They also outrebounded the Cavs, 40-35.

The 6-7, 240-pound Johnson made some big plays en route to his 23 points. The Cavs don't have anyone like him. They certainly don't have any All-Stars or any elite athletes.

It's getting harder and harder to watch this team play. They need to make some moves to keep their fans interested.

They could end up just dumping salary for draft picks. But no one knows what the draft is going to look like with a work stoppage possibly in store.

The Cavs have lost 12 of their last 13 games, as well as 12 in a row on the road.

It's getting bad.

SF Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Marvin Williams (6-9, 240)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Josh Smith (6-9, 234)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Al Horford (6-10, 246)
SG Daniel Gibson (6-2, 200) vs. Joe Johnson (6-7, 240)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 195) vs. Mike Bibby (6-2, 195)
Cavs – F Joey Graham, G Christian Eyenga, F/C Samardo Samuels
Hawks – G Jamal Crawford, G/F Pape Sy, C Etan Thomas.
Bennett Salvatore, Brent Barnaky, Zach Zarba


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