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NBA schedule: Cavs set for Hawks, Blazers

The NBA schedule is packed Friday and Saturday, including back-to-back games for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

This weekend's NBA schedule is full of games Friday and Saturday, including two contests for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs play at the Hawks Friday night and return home for a showdown with the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Against the Hawks, Cleveland will be facing the fourth-best defense in the NBA. Atlanta is holding opponents to just 92.0 points per game, and the Hawks have ridden their tough defense to a 9-4 record and a six-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Cavs are in the Central Division basement at 3-12.

The Trail Blazers will head into Cleveland Saturday night for their second straight road game. The Cavaliers should have a much easier time scoring against Portland, which allows 101.1 points per game, good for 26th in the NBA.

Friday night will feature one nationally-televised game on ESPN, as the Nuggets travel to face the Lakers at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Only two games are on tap for Sunday. The Suns and Knicks meet in New York, and Dwight Howard faces his former team when the Lakers host the Magic.

For a complete list of this weekend's games, check out SI's NBA schedule.

Friday, Nov. 20

Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Dec. 1

Portland Trail Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. ET

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