Game Summary

The Wine and Gold will carry their 5-1 record over the last six games into Atlanta tonight where they will face the Hawks for the third and final time in 2013-14. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Since Feb. 7, the Cavs are 9-5 in their last 14 road games.

Tonight's matchup has major postseason implications as Cleveland (31-45) and Atlanta (32-42) battle for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Click here to view the current playoff picture.

For the youngest Cleveland Cavalier – 20-year-old Sergey Karasev – the act of growing up, at least by NBA standards, is still a work in progress.

The lefty sharpshooter from Russia has spent his first year with the Wine and Gold gaining weight and experience and getting used to the professional game. (The young swingman played 18 games with the Canton Charge this season, averaging 13.5 points and 5.0 boards per contest.) Of course, Karasev has been a pro ballplayer since his mid-teens. But now that he’s across the Atlantic, he’s literally in a whole new league.