Atlanta 103, Cleveland 87

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #24 Mike Callahan, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 15645

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 31 28 17 27 103
Cleveland 19 26 23 19 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 26-19 13-6 13-13 W2
Cleveland 16-26 9-14 7-12 L3

Recap


HAWKS 103, CAVALIERS 87: Joe Johnson had 28 points and Jeff Teague had 18 as visiting Atlanta handed Cleveland its third straight loss.

The Hawks built a 19-point lead in the third quarter, but the Cavaliers rallied with a 10-0 run late to cut the deficit to eight entering the fourth quarter. Atlanta clamped down on defense, keeping the Cavaliers without a field goal for the first three minutes of the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Johnson had 13 of his 28 in the first quarter and the Hawks shot 51 percent for the game.

Alonzo Gee tied his career high with 20 points and Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 10 assists for the Cavaliers, who were playing their first game since trading backup point guard Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Lakers at the trade deadline.

Zaza Pachulia had nine points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who won their second straight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hawks reserve Jannero Pargo was admitted to The Cleveland Clinic and will remain there overnight with a stomach flu. He is questionable for Monday’s game against Boston. … Cavs rookie Tristan Thompson had seven points and six rebounds in his first career start. … These two teams meet again Wednesday in Atlanta.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Cleveland
Joe Johnson 28 Scoring Alonzo Gee 20
Josh Smith 9 Assists Kyrie Irving 10
Zaza Pachulia 12 Rebounds Alonzo Gee 9
Joe Johnson 3 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 6
Joe Johnson 1 Steals Kyrie Irving 2
Ivan Johnson 2 Blocks Kyrie Irving 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 103 50.6 8-18 9-12 22 41 7 5 12
Cleveland 87 39.3 5-20 16-20 21 43 4 4 15

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against New Jersey. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Boston. The Hawks have a W/L % of .577 after a win and .579 after a loss.
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