The Atlanta Hawks look to make it two in a row at home Friday night when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyle Korver looks to pass Dana Barros league record with a three-pointer in what would be his 90th consecutive game.
Atlanta soundly defeated the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday and have built a bit of momentum since their close loss in San Antonio. They will look to keep that going on Friday against the Cavaliers. The Hawks have topped 100 points in each of their last three games after failing to reach that mark in seven straight.
Cleveland comes in on a bit of a roll itself after a slow start to the season. The Cavaliers have won two straight knocking off Chicago and Denver at home. Their win over the Nuggets snapped Denver's seven-game winning streak. Cleveland is 6-12 on the season and just 1-9 on the road so Atlanta will want to get off to a quick start on Friday night.
The game features yet another intriguing matchup at the point guard position with Atlanta's Jeff Teague and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving. Teague was held in check for the most part against the Clippers finishing with six points and six assists in over 28 minutes. Teague is averaging a career-best 16.8 points and 8.0 assists and is the engine that drives the Atlanta offense.
Irving is off to a solid start although his shooting percentage has tumbled so far this season. He is averaging 20.8 points and 5.8 assists but is shooting a career-worst 40 percent from the field. Irving has performed well against the Hawks in his career averaging over 25 points and six assists in his career.
Cleveland's size could also be a concern with the likes of Anderson Varejao and Andrew Bynum healthy and playing. Atlanta's combo of Al Horford and Paul Millsap were awesome against the Clippers and the Hawks will need another good effort against the Cavaliers on Friday night.
Game Date/time: Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Philips Arena
Radio: 92.9 FM "The Game"