Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/28/12
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We’ve seen this episode before: three and a half great quarters and a stinker in the final few minutes. The Cavaliers went cold, quit running their offensive sets, and were unable to stop Jeff Teague as the Hawks came from nine down in the third quarter to get their revenge against the Cavaliers 102-94 in Quicken Loans Arena. The collapse spoiled a good offensive display from Kyrie Irving with 28 points on 12-of-20 shooting, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists, which included a circus shot three to beat the halftime buzzer. Dion Waiters also added 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists, but 16 of those came in the first half. Teague had a career-high 27 points and added 8 assists, while Lou Williams added 16 points. Already missing Anderson Varejao for the fifth straight game, the team lost Daniel Gibson to a concussion in the second quarter. The Cavaliers are now 7-24 on the season and head to Brooklyn to take on the Nets tomorrow night with their interim coach P.J. Carlesimo. Atlanta Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts L. Williams G 40:30 6-12 4-6 0-0 -2 0 5 4 5 1 0 0 1 16 J. Teague G 35:55 11-19 3-6 2-2 +11 0 2 8 2 2 0 1 2 27 A. Horford C 34:04 6-11 0-0 2-2 +4 1 11 3 1 0 2 1 1 14 K. Korver F 32:07 4-7 3-6 0-0 -2 0 5 2 1 3 3 0 4 11 J. Smith F 27:04 2-12 0-1 3-4 -11 2 6 6 5 0 5 2 1 7 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 38-78 13-24 13-16 8 43 27 14 8 11 4 15 102 Percentages .487 .542 .812 Team Rebounds: 7 Z. Pachulia 25:56 2-4 0-0 5-6 +17 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 3 9 A. Tolliver 20:28 5-7 2-3 1-2 +5 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 13 M. Scott 8:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 J. Jenkins 8:03 2-3 1-2 0-0 +4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 A. Morrow 6:58 0-1 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 D. Harris DNP – Inactive I. Johnson DNP – Illness J. Petro DNP – Coach’s Decision D. Stevenson DNP – Coach’s Decision Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 38:01 12-20 4-7 0-0 +3 1 6 5 1 4 1 1 1 28 D. Waiters G 35:56 7-21 2-3 2-2 +2 2 6 4 1 3 0 4 1 18 T. Zeller C 37:20 5-11 0-0 2-2 -16 3 7 1 4 1 1 1 5 12 T. Thompson F 35:37 4-8 0-0 0-0 +5 3 8 1 0 0 1 2 4 8 A. Gee F 31:57 2-9 0-3 6-6 +10 0 6 3 1 1 1 2 0 10 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 36-86 8-21 14-14 10 40 19 11 11 4 11 16 94 Percentages .419 .381 1.000 Team Rebounds: 3 C.J. Miles 22:05 3-7 2-4 2-2 -21 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 10 L. Walton 18:58 1-4 0-2 0-0 -15 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 4 2 J. Pargo 9:59 1-4 0-2 0-0 -11 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 D. Gibson 6:02 0-1 0-0 2-2 -7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 K. Jones 4:05 1-1 0-0 0-0 +10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 O. Casspi DNP – Coach’s Decision J. Leuer DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Livingston DNP – Coach’s Decision S. Samuels DNP – Inactive A. Varejao DNP – Inactive +/-: Team net points while player in game TO: Turnovers PF: Personal Fouls BS: Blocked Shots BA: Blocks Against Game Info Technical Fouls: None Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH Attendance: 19,443 Officials: Bill Kennedy, Derrick Collins, Curtis Blair Duration: 2:01  
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