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Cavaliers Vs. Hawks: Cleveland Follows Up Bad Loss With Tough Road Test In Atlanta

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (6-8) only had a plane ride to dwell on Friday night's 39-point embarrassment to the Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls, as they take on the Hawks (11-5) in Atlanta less than 24 hours later.

The task does not get much easier, though, because the Hawks have won five straight at the Highlight Factory and seven of their last eight. The Cavs are 4-5 away from home.

Rookie Kyrie Irving has been the team's leading scorer (17.4 points per game) and passer (5.1 assists per game), but the Cavs rely heavily on the production of Antawn Jamison. The Cavs are 4-1 this season when Jamison supplements Irving's output with at least 20 points. They are just 2-7 when he scored 19 or fewer.

Tip off is at 7 p.m. eastern time.

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