ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 21: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks drives past Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena on January 21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their losing streak, but have six straight losses against the Atlanta Hawks going into their game in Atlanta on Wednesday.
At this point, the playoffs are starting to become a fading hope for the 17-26 Cleveland Cavaliers. They're just focusing on winning basketball games and looking like a cohesive unit, which they certainly did not do last Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks, when they lost 103-87.
In fact, the Cavs have had struggles against Atlanta quite a bit recently with six straight losses against the Hawks, and being on the road isn't going to help out much when they go back to meet the Hawks at Phillips Arena on Wednesday.
At the very least, the Cavaliers were able to break their recent losing streak with a 105-100 win over the New Jersey Nets. Kyrie Irving had another great game in that affair, and will need to keep his great form up against the Hawks. If the Cavaliers want to win, it might help if they can contain Joe Johnson, who dumped in 28 points in the last match up between the two teams.
The game will be at Phillips Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.