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Cavaliers Vs. Hawks Halftime Score: Cleveland Trails Atlanta 59-45

The Cleveland Cavaliers defense is struggling so far in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks and are trailing 59-45 at the half. The Hawks ran off to a 31-19 lead after the first quarter, and during the second quarter the Cavaliers were at least able to keep within two points, but they have not been able to comeback from that first quarter deficit.

Joe Johnson is leading the way for the Hawks with 17 points ons six-of-seven shooting including making a trio of three-point shots. The Cavaliers defense is allowing the Hawks to shoot 58 percent from the field.

The Cavaliers offense is not providing much either since they are shooting 42 percent from the field in addition to shooting 10 three-pointers, but have only made three. Alonzo Gee and Kyrie Irving each have 13 points and are leading the way for the Cavaliers.

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