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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game Thread

The Atlanta Hawks go on the road to face Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers in hopes to win their 3rd straight game.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #27, Road Game #12
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Friday, December 28, 2012
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Kyrie Irving
Lou Williams SG Dion Waiters
Kyle Korver SF Alonzo Gee
Josh Smith PF Tristan Thompson
Al Horford C Tyler Zeller

Hawks Injury Report: Devin Harris will miss his fifth straight game due to his sore left foot as he didn't even travel with the team to Cleveland. Ivan Johnson is also doubtful for this game due to illness.

Cavaliers Injury Report: Anderson Varejao's status (knee contusion) is unknown.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: Normally an off the bench scoring punch, Lou Williams hasn't had a hard time adjusting as he has started the last two games. Lou Williams is averaging 17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg while shooting 50% from the field in this short stint. In the earlier matchup against the Cavs, Lou scored 18 points off the bench.

Cavaliers Player(s) to watch: In the earlier matchup against the Cavs this season, the Hawks were out-rebounded 49-28. Tristan Thompson (15) and Anderson Varejao (18) were a big part of it as they combined for 33 of the team's 49 rebounds. Varejao's status for tonight still remains questionable, but regardless, making sure to battle on the boards will be a key to win against the Cavs.

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