Cleveland (3-12) has won just one of its last 10 games and is sitting in the Central Division cellar. The Cavaliers rank in the NBA's bottom third in points and points allowed per game, as they are scoring 94.5 and giving up 100.2 per contest. Those numbers rank 24th and 23rd in the league, respectively.
Center Anderson Varejao has been the lone bright spot for the Cavs. Varejao is averaging a double-double -- 14.5 points and 14.9 rebounds per game -- and head coach Byron Scott says the eighth-year player deserves to be on the Eastern Conference's All-Star team this season.
The game will be the Cavaliers' 11th on the road this month, compared to four at home. In its previous 10 road games, Cleveland is 1-9.
The Hawks (9-4) have struggled on the offensive end, as well, but Atlanta's defense has been stifling. The team ranks fourth in the NBA, allowing just 92.0 points per game. That offsets and offense scoring 95.1 points per contest, which ranks 20th.
Game date, time: Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta
TV: League Pass, FSOhio in Cleveland, SPSO in Atlanta