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Hawks Vs. Cavaliers: Atlanta In Cleveland For Rare Sunday Matinee

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Atlanta Hawks 11-12 Season Game #45

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25-19
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
March 14, 2012, 10:30 PM
SportSouth, 680 The Fan and 93.7 FM, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Kyrie Irving
Kirk Hinrich SG Anthony Parker
Joe Johnson SF Alonzo Gee
Josh Smith PF Antawn Jamison
Zaza Pachulia C Tristan Thompson

Hawks Injury Report: Al Horford (pectoral), Willie Green (back/hamstring), Marvin Williams (hip) and Vladimir Radmanovic (back) are out. 2:25 pm update Jannero Pargo (ill) is also out

Cavaliers Injury Report: Anderson Varajao (wrist) is out. Luke Walton (stomach) is probable

More SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, SB Nation Cleveland, Fear The Sword

Preview:

The Atlanta Hawks head back out on the road for Sunday's afternoon game with the Cleveland Cavaliers. With a win, the Hawks can tie the idle Indiana Pacers and move into fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Atlanta holds the tiebreaker over the Pacers after winning the season series 2-1.

Last time out the Hawks snapped a two game skid with a 102-88 win over the Washington Wizards. Joe Johnson poured in 34 points tying a season-high in that matchup. The Hawks will be without three key members of its bench with Marvin Williams, Vladimir Radmanovic and Willie Green all sitting Sunday's game out due to injury.

The Cavaliers have lost two straight and seven of its last 10 to fall three games behind the New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot. Rookie Tristan Thompson will get the start at center today as Byron Scott looks to shake things up with his starting lineup.