Jeff Teague finished with 34 points and recorded 14 assists, while Al Horford added 25 points and 8 rebounds to help the Atlanta Hawks sneak past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 127-125. This is the seventh win for Atlanta (16-13) in its last 10 games.
Teague shot 14-24 from the field (1-4 on 3-point attempts) in a quality performance offensively. Other key players for Atlanta included Kyle Korver with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Paul Millsap with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Kyrie Irving had another quality performance for Cleveland in the loss, scoring 40 points on 17-33 shooting, including 3-8 from behind the arc. He also recorded 9 assists. Tristan Thompson chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds.
Cleveland (10-18) has now dropped their last three straight contests.
Coming up, the Hawks square off with the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 14-15 on the season. The Cavaliers match up against the Boston Celtics, currently sitting at 12-17 this year. The Hawks have a 1-0 record against Charlotte this season. The Cavaliers have a 0-1 record against Boston this season.