The Wine and Gold dropped a dramatic overtime affair in Atlanta on Wednesday night, but look to bounce back in the Sunshine State this Friday. As they prepare for the Magic, here are some of the squad’s impressive integers.


.714 … Tristan Thompson’s free throw percentage (15-21) since his 21st birthday

8.7 … Kyrie Irving’s scoring average in the fourth quarter since January 27, best in the NBA

In two previous meetings against Atlanta, the Cavaliers lost by 27 and 16 points, respectively. But Wednesday’s one-point loss was easily the toughest.

At two separate points late in the affair, it looked like the Wine and Gold would snap the Hawks’ recent run against them, but on both occasions, the Hawks answered in dramatic fashion – sending the Cavs to the painful 103-102 overtime loss at Philips Arena.

Ryan HollinsCLEVELAND, OH - March 20, 2012 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center Ryan Hollins, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today.

Hollins, 27, has averages of 3.7 points on .500 shooting and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game in 24 games (seven starts) this season. He has career averages of 4.2 points on .554 shooting and 2.3 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game in 299 games (54 starts).

The Cavaliers roster now stands at 14.

They say you can’t go home again. But tell that to the Cavaliers dynamic rookie duo of Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving.

Cleveland’s freshman tandem – who both played their high school ball in New Jersey – returned to the Garden State in style, combining for 53 points, 17 boards and eight assists, powering the Cavaliers to the 105-100 win, snapping their three-game skid.

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