Atlanta 83, Cleveland 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #19 James Capers, #52 Scott Twardoski
Attendance - 13149

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 28 12 23 20 83
Cleveland 29 20 28 22 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 20-14 11-6 9-8 L4
Cleveland 9-28 4-12 5-16 W1

Recap

Cavaliers 99, Hawks 83: Kyrie Irving scored 33 points and Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller notched double-doubles as Cleveland extended visiting Atlanta's season-worst losing streak to four games. 

Thompson had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Zeller added 11 points and 12 boards for the Cavaliers, who snapped a two-game skid by beating Atlanta for just the second time in the last 10 meetings. 

Josh Smith collected 17 points, eight rebounds and six blocks for the Hawks, who have dropped five of six. Jeff Teague added 15 points and eight assists and Al Horford chipped in 14 points. 

The lead changed hands eight times in the first quarter, but the Cavaliers never trailed after that. Hot long-range shooting helped Cleveland maintain the advantage, as Irving and Alonzo Gee each hit five 3-pointers. 

Atlanta managed just one field goal in the first 5:53 of the second quarter, as Cleveland stretched its lead to 39-30 and took a 49-40 advantage into halftime. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cavaliers C Anderson Varejao (14.1 points, 14.4 rebounds) missed his 11th straight game with a bruised right knee. Cleveland was also without C.J. Miles (back), Daniel Gibson (concussion) and Luke Walton (personal). … Atlanta dropped to 7-3 in the second game of back-to-back sets. … Atlanta F Kyle Korver went 4-for-8 from 3-point range and has made at least one 3-pointer in 28 consecutive games, matching his career-long streak. 

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Cleveland
Josh Smith 17 Scoring Kyrie Irving 33
Jeff Teague 8 Assists Shaun Livingston 5
Zaza Pachulia 10 Rebounds Tristan Thompson 14
Ivan Johnson 1 Free Throws Made Kyrie Irving 6
Devin Harris 1 Steals Kyrie Irving 3
Josh Smith 6 Blocks Alonzo Gee 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 83 44.0 7-22 2-5 19 46 7 4 13
Cleveland 99 45.7 12-23 13-20 25 45 3 10 10

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Denver. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .276 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Utah. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .571 after a loss.