Game preview: Cavaliers at Hawks


When/where: 7:30 today, Philips Arena

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Injuries: Hawks—DeAndre’ Bembry (left adductor strain) and Tyler Cavanaugh (right ankle sprain) are out, Dennis Schroder (lower back tightness) is probable.

Cavaliers—Kevin Love (left hand fracture) is out.

 What to watch for: The Hawks (17-38) play the second of back-to-back games following Thursday’s 100-98 loss at the Magic. They failed in a chance at their first three-game win streak of the season with the loss to the now 17-win Magic.

The Hawks added Schroder to the injury report Friday. The starting point guard had 19 points, five rebounds and five assist against the Magic.

 The Cavaliers (31-22) certainly won’t feature a full roster after they spent Thursday’s NBA trade deadline trading six players – Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose and Channing Frye – in one of the biggest franchise makeovers in league history. In the three deals, the Cavaliers returned George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. The four additions may not be in uniform Friday.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Atlanta Hawks

Hawks’ John Collins to miss several more weeks
Hawks’ John Collins to miss several more weeks

The Hawks will be without John Collins for Wednesday’s home opener and beyond as the power forward deals with an ankle injury. Collins will miss several more weeks with a return date that is likely in early November, according to a person familiar with the situation. He would miss nine more games with a return likely in the second week of November...
A look at Trae Young’s historic performance
A look at Trae Young’s historic performance

Hawks’ rookie Trae Young has played just three NBA games but he’s already put his name in the history books. Young had 35 points and 11 assist for the Hawks in Sunday’s 133-111 victory at the Cavaliers. In doing so: * Young became the eighth rookie in NBA history to compile at least 35 points and 11 assists in a game, joining Michael...
Trae Young scores 35 as Hawks get first win
Trae Young scores 35 as Hawks get first win

Trae Young had 35 points with 11 assists - the best line for an NBA rookie in eight years - and Kent Bazemore scored 23 as the Atlanta Hawks rolled to an easy 133-111 win on Sunday over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost their home opener and fell to 0-3 in their first season without LeBron James. The No. 5 overall pick in this year's draft, Young...
Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks in Pierce’s coaching debut
Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks in Pierce’s coaching debut

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 31 points, sparking the Knicks during their franchise-record, 49-point second quarter, and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 126-107 on Wednesday night in their first game under coach David Fizdale. Hardaway had 16 points in the period, when the Knicks matched the Hawks' point total for the entire first half. New York led 72-49...
Hawks’ Bembry looks to be a spark off bench 
Hawks’ Bembry looks to be a spark off bench 

Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry hopes to be a spark off the team’s bench this season after suffering several injuries last season.  Bembry played in just 26 games in his second year due to, most notably, a right wrist fracture that occurred in last season’s opener. However, Bembry came off the bench in the Hawks’ preseason...
More Stories