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NBA scores: Cavs drop both weekend contests

The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets over the weekend.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped games against the Atlanta Hawks and Brookyln Nets this past weekend to fall to 7-25 on the season.

Friday, December 28

Atlanta Hawks 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 94

Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and rookie Dion Waiters added 18 points and six rebounds of his own, but the Cavaliers had no answer for Hawks' shooters, who went 13-of-24 from behind the arc. Jeff Teague led Atlanta with 27 points and eight assists, and Al Horford recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Saturday, December 29

Brooklyn Nets 103, Cleveland Cavaliers 100

C.J. Miles exploded off the bench for the Cavaliers with 33 points on 8-of-10 shooting from three-point territory, but again, the Cleveland defense could not contain the opponent. Brook Lopez dominated the Cavaliers front line for 35 points and 11 rebounds and Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 15 points. Kyrie Irving scored only 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.