Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94

Date - Friday, December 28, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #11 Derrick Collins, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 19443

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 25 30 20 27 102
Cleveland 26 28 26 14 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 18-9 10-5 8-4 W3
Cleveland 7-24 3-10 4-14 L1


Hawks 102, Cavaliers 94: Jeff Teague recorded a career-high 27 points as visiting Atlanta finished the game on a 9-0 run to secure its third straight victory.

Lou Williams drilled four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points. Al Horford added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won four in a row in Cleveland while taking eight of the last nine meetings overall.

Kyrie Irving had a team-high 28 points on 12-for-20 shooting for the Cavaliers, who matched a season high with their fourth straight home setback.

After C.J. Miles' jumper gave Cleveland an 82-75 lead early in the fourth quarter, Teague started and finished an 8-0 run with a short jumper and a dunk.

The teams traded baskets before Atlanta began to pull away with two minutes remaining. Zaza Pachulia sank a pair of free throws to give the Hawks a 93-92 advantage. A pair of short jumpers were followed by Kyle Korver's 3-pointer to essentially seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers C Anderson Varejao will not return to the court this weekend due to his bruised right knee. The NBA's leading rebounder will not make the trip to Brooklyn for Saturday's tilt, opting instead to remain in Cleveland for treatment. ... Atlanta shot 13-for-24 from 3-point range. ... Cavaliers G Daniel Gibson exited the contest midway through the second quarter after taking an elbow to the head from Anthony Morrow. He did not return.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Cleveland
Jeff Teague 27 Scoring Kyrie Irving 28
Jeff Teague 8 Assists Kyrie Irving 5
Al Horford 11 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 8
Zaza Pachulia 5 Free Throws Made Alonzo Gee 6
Kyle Korver 3 Steals Kyrie Irving 4
Josh Smith 5 Blocks Alonzo Gee 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 102 48.7 13-24 13-16 27 43 11 8 15
Cleveland 94 41.9 8-21 14-14 19 40 4 11 11

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Hawks have a W/L % of .647 after a win and .700 after a loss.
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