The Cavs came into the game just after shaking up the entire NBA with a virtual house cleaning. They traded away several players including former All stars D. Wade and Isaiah Thomas. The Cavaliers were now like Atlanta. Playing with team full of players that no one knew. The good sized crowd seemed distracted. The large contingent of Cleveland fans in attendance seemed to do nothing more than wait for the next Lebron James highlight. Of course as he always does when he comes to Atlanta, James did not disappoint. He scored another triple double and had the crowd buzzing with several dazzling assists.
Former Hawk Kyle Korver enjoyed his return to Atlanta scoring 16 first half points including 3-5 from 3pt range. He then went 3-3 in the third quarter to open the floodgates and turn the game into a rout in the 4th quarter. Korver lead all scorers with 30. Jeff Green added 24 for the Cavs knockout down 3 of 4 from echinacea the arc.
The one bright light for the Hawks was PG Dennis Schroder. He was a problem for Cleveland slashing his way past the Cavs for 19 first half points to keep Atlanta in the game early. He finished with 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists
Hawks take on the Pistons who have added All Star F Blake Griffin in a trade with the Clippers. Atlanta does lead the ping pong ball chase in the lottery race. They again have the worst record in the NBA .