Atlanta 121, Cleveland 94

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #70 Brent Barnaky, #48 Scott Foster
Attendance - 15922

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland 19 23 21 31 94
Atlanta 27 34 28 32 121

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 6-9 2-3 4-6 L3
Atlanta 12-5 8-1 4-4 W1

Recap


Joe Johnson had 25 points at home and the Atlanta Hawks made 11 3-pointers to send the Cavs to their second embarrassing defeat in as many nights, 121-94 on Saturday.

The Hawks used runs of 9-0 in the first quarter, 8-0 in the second and 13-2 in the third to take a 26-point lead into the fourth quarter. The 121 points are a season high for Atlanta.

The Cavs have lost their last two games by a combined 66 points after setting a record for worst home loss in team history Friday against the Bulls.

Jeff Teague had 14 points and five assists, Zaza Pachulia had 13 points and Jannero Pargo had 14 points off the bench for the Hawks, who improve to 8-1 at home.

Top overall pick Kyrie Irving had 18 points and seven turnovers and Tristan Thompson had 16 points off the bench for the Cavs, who trailed by as many as 33 in the fourth quarter. The Cavs have lost three straight.

Top Game Performances

Cleveland   Atlanta
Kyrie Irving 18 Scoring Joe Johnson 25
Ramon Sessions 4 Assists Jannero Pargo 6
Anderson Varejao 9 Rebounds Josh Smith 11
Ramon Sessions 9 Free Throws Made Josh Smith 4
Omri Casspi 2 Steals Josh Smith 4
Omri Casspi 1 Blocks Tracy McGrady 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Cleveland 94 48.6 7-20 19-27 18 33 3 6 20
Atlanta 121 55.4 11-24 18-24 31 36 3 11 11

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Hawks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .556 after a loss.
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