Recap - Hawks Defeat Cleveland 103-87
|Recap - Hawks Defeat Cleveland 103-87|
Joe Johnson scored 28 points for Atlanta on Sunday, leading the Hawks to a 103-87 victory over Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena.
Atlanta was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 187.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Atlanta got 18 points from Jeff Teague and another 14 points from Kirk Hinrich. Josh Smith contributed 9 assists, while Zaza Pachulia cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got a 20-point performance from Alonzo Gee, who was supported by 19 points from Kyrie Irving. Kyrie Irving had 10 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Alonzo Gee grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 59-45 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Cleveland as they grabbed 43 boards, while Atlanta only had 41.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the Celtics. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.