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Cavaliers Working Late Sunday Night Shift, Down 52-39 At Half

The NBA enthusiast would expect a team such as the Hawks to slow down in the absence of their elite scorer; Joe Johnson. That is anything but the case tonight at the Q in legendary radio broadcaster Joe Tait ‘s return to the booth. Atlanta is making a strong push for respect come playoff time, and the Cavaliers are feeling the burns in the third degree.

The Hawks first half assist to turnover ratio ended out at 18-4. Their dynamic duo of Josh Smith and Al Horford doomed the Cavaliers in the paint, outscoring the Cavs starting bigs Ryan Hollins and J.J. Hickson 25-4. The wine and gold reserve unit actually outscored the starters 21-18, and only a pair of trips to the free thro line failed to get any rhythm established for the home team. Baron Davis put up 11 points in his productive ten minutes.

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