Cleveland earned a 113-111 victory over Atlanta on Friday, getting 22 points from Jeremy Pargo at Philips Arena.
Bettors who backed the Cavaliers were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 8 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 189.5.
Cleveland got 21 points from Dion Waiters and another 20 points from Anderson Varejao. Dion Waiters contributed 7 assists, while Anderson Varejao cleaned the glass with 18 rebounds.
Atlanta got 25 points from Josh Smith in a losing cause and another 18 points from Lou Williams. Jeff Teague contributed 7 assists for the Hawks, while Al Horford had 11 rebounds.
Cleveland trailed at halftime, 67-56.
The rebound battle favored Cleveland as they grabbed 49 boards, while Atlanta only had 28.
Next game, Cleveland takes its act home to face Portland looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face Denver.