Joe G's Running Game Blog
FINAL - ATL 108 CLE 89 ... The Cavaliers dug themselves a 17-point hole after one quarter and couldn't rally past the Hawks on Friday night in Atlanta. Dion Waiters led all scorers with 30 points and Andrew Bynum doubled-up with 20 points and 13 boards, but Atlanta was in charge from almost the opening tip, snapping the Wine and Gold's two game win streak.
7:56, 4Q - ATL 90 CLE 74 ... The Cavs cut it to 12 on Delly's three-pointer, but ATL has weathered the storm; Waiters, leading everyone, 11-17 FG, 26 pts; Bynum, 8-12 FG, 18 pts, 12 reb; Cavs shooting 40 pct FG.
End 3Q - ATL 82 CLE 64 ... Jarrett Jack helping Cavs show some life in 3Q, now with 12 pts off bench; Waiters leads everyone with 21 pts; Bynum, 18 pts, 12 reb.
6:56, 3Q - ATL 77 CLE 48 ... One of those nights for the Cavaliers who, aside from Waiters (17 pts) and Bynum (14), haven't been able to get anything going; all five Hawks in double-figures; Kyrie and Gee have yet to score.
End 1H - ATL 63 CLE 43 ... Cavs dig themselves another hole on the road, late turnover helps ATL go up 20 at the H; Waiters still en fuego, 17 pts, 7-10 FG; Bynum, almost as good, 12 pts, 5-7 FG, 8 reb; tough shooting night for Kyrie - 0-8 FG, 0-3 FT; Hawks shooting 54 pct. Cavs have their work cut out in second half.
2:43, 2Q - ATL 55 CLE 35... The good news is the Haws haven't been able to pull away; the bad news is the current score. Waiters now with 15 pts, but Cavs shooting just 34 pct; Bynum, sharp again -- 9 pts, 8 reb (6 off reb).
6:10, 2Q - ATL 51 CLE 31 ... Right now, Dion Waiters almost single-handedly keeping the Cavs in it -- now with 13 pts off the bench; Waiters is 5-17 FG, rest of team, 7-26; Milsap (12), Horford (10) lead ATL.
End 1Q - ATL 37 CLE 20 ... Definitely NOT the best 1Q for the Wine and Gold. First, Kyle Korver sets an NBA record for consecutive three-pointers, then Paul Milsap ends the quarter with a 55-footer at the buzzer. Bynum, 7 pts; Jack 5 pts off bench.
5:10, 1Q - ATL 18 CLE 10 ... Kyle Korver just set an NBA record, hitting a three-pointer in his 90th straight ballgame, topping Dale Ellis' mark. Bigs back at it for the Cavs -- Bynum, 6 pts, Thompson, 4 pts.