Cleveland- The Cleveland Cavaliers have been the talk of the NBA for the last few days, but all the talk gets put on hold tonight as the Cavaliers have a basketball game to play tonight vs the Atlanta Hawks. With the firing of Ty Lue leaving the head coach position vacant, the Cavaliers turn to the new voice of the team Larry Drew. Drew has experience coaching this roster, and success doing so but that roster of course included number 23. Tonight will be the Cavaliers first chance to spin things into a positive tonight vs the Hawks.
The Hawks are coming to Cleveland for the second time this season,with Atlanta walking out of Quicken Loans Arena with a (133-111) victory. The Cavs hope to put up more fight tonight than they did in round 1, and avoid falling to (0-7) on the season. The last time the Cavaliers started a season (0-7) was the 1995-1996 season with Mike Fratello at the helm that team was able to recoup (47 wins) and make the playoffs. Without Kevin Love in the line-up it will be difficult for the Cavaliers to recover this go around, not impossible just difficult.
In order for any turnaround to happen it will have to start on the defensive end of the court, as the Cavaliers are surrendering an average of (118.5ppg.) The Cavaliers allowed the Hawks to make 22 three-pointers in the first meeting, while the Cavs only made 10 themselves. Tonight Cleveland needs to do a better job of running Atlanta’s shooters of the three-point line, as five Hawks (Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, Omari Spellman, Deandre’ Bembry, Kent Bazemore) made at least three threes in the route.
Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Oh
- Sam Dekker
- Cedi Osman
- Tristian Thompson
- Rodney Hood
- George Hill
- Taurean Waller-Prince
- Vince Carter
- Alex Len
- Trae Young
- Kent Bazemore
Continue reading on for tonight’s Key-Match-Up and Keys to victory in tonight’s contest between the Cavaliers and Hawks.