Cavaliers Fall 103-102 Against Atlanta - Game Recap
The Hawks got a 32-point performance from Josh Smith as Atlanta handed Cleveland a 103-102 defeat on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 188.5.
Atlanta got 22 points from Joe Johnson and another 14 points from Zaza Pachulia. Jeff Teague contributed 7 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got a 29-point performance from Kyrie Irving, who was supported by 23 points from Antawn Jamison. Kyrie Irving had 9 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Alonzo Gee grabbed 13 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 54-53 at the break.
Cleveland had a 54-38 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Atlanta looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Nets. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track at Orlando.