ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Central Division-leading Cleveland
Cavaliers seek a fifth straight victory against the Atlanta
Hawks when the two teams square off at Philips Arena on Tuesday.
Cleveland has back-to-back victories in Atlanta, including a
93-79 triumph November 9. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 27 points and
seven rebounds and LeBron James added 25 and 10 as the Cavaliers
picked up their first win of the season.
Antoine Walker had team highs of 22 points, nine rebounds and
six assists for the Hawks, who managed just 25 points while
shooting 25 percent (7-of-28) from the floor in the second half.
The Cavaliers attempt to build on a 100-91 victory over the New
Orleans Hornets on Sunday.
James had 22 points and 14 assists and Drew Gooden added 18
points and 18 rebounds for Cleveland, which shot 51 percent
(37-of-73) in the victory.
Gooden has averaged 16 points and 11.6 rebounds in the last 13
games, posting eight double-doubles over that stretch.
Despite shooting 51 percent (41-of-80) and having five players
score in double figures, Atlanta lost 116-102 against the
streaking Miami Heat on Monday.
Walker, Predrag Drobnjak and Tony Delk each scored 16 points and
Jason Collier added 15 for the Hawks.
Atlanta had no answer for Shaquille O'Neal and was outscored
56-38 in the paint while falling to 2-10 on the road.