The Atlanta Hawks won for the second straight time knocking off the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 103-87. The Hawks jumped out to a 31-19 lead in the first quarter and besides a slight lapse in the third, were in control throughout.
Joe Johnson had his second straight strong game pouring in 28 points on 11-16 shooting. Johnson was 3-4 from long-range and also had four rebounds and five assists. Jeff Teague added 18 points while Kirk Hinrich finished with 14. Zaza Pachulia barely missed out on a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds while Josh Smith added seven points, eight boards and nine assists despite 3-15 shooting.
Alonzo Gee scored 20 points to lead the Cavs and was followed by Kyrie Irvings' 19. Irving added 10 assists and was 6-14 from the field. Antawn Jamison added 17 points and seven rebounds.
Atlanta hit 51 percent of its field goal attempts and was 8-18 from three-point range. The Hawks improve to 26-19 on the season and begin a three game home stand on Monday.
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