The Atlanta Hawks (25.7 APG), who have the most assists in the league, will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavaliers have not found their stride this season, currently holding a 10-17 record. Entering with a record of 15-13, the Hawks have been mediocre this year. This game has a start time of 7:00 pm EST and SportSouth and FSN-OH will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Cavaliers are expecting better results after their blowout 115-92 loss to the Pistons. The team's high scorer was Kyrie Irving, who registered 21 in the game. Meanwhile, the Hawks are coming off a close 121-119 loss at the hands of the Heat. Al Horford scored 21 points and recorded 11 rebounds earning his ninth double-double of the year. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Hawks taking the first game, 108-89. In the loss, Dion Waiters led all scorers with 30 points.
Points at the line might be difficult to come by for Cleveland in this contest. They are 27th in the league in FTA rate (24.6), while Atlanta is among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a FTA rate of just 24.6, fourth in the NBA).