Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/21/12

Guh. The Cavaliers had this one won twice, but poor defense and timely shooting by the Hawks forced the game to overtime, and then cost the Cavs the game. Even still, the Cavaliers had a chance to win in the end, but Kyrie Irving’s jumper missed the mark and Gee wasn’t able to tip the ball in. Irving nearly had his first career triple double, falling a rebound and an assist short (29/9/9). Tristan Thompson had troubles hanging on to the ball in this one, and finished with 13 points after his career high 27 points the other day. After this game, the top 4 scoring performances by rookies this year all belong to Cavaliers. 3 for Kyrie and 1 for Tristan.

Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 41:35 10-19 3-6 6-7 +7 2 9 9 7 3 0 0 0 29 A. Parker G 33:12 3-6 0-1 0-1 -11 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 6 T. Thompson C 41:10 5-9 0-0 3-6 -6 0 5 0 5 1 2 2 2 13 A. Jamison F 46:45 9-17 3-6 2-2 +4 4 12 2 2 0 0 3 5 23 A. Gee F 38:54 1-9 0-3 7-8 +6 4 13 4 3 1 0 1 3 9 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 36-78 6-19 24-33 11 54 23 19 5 3 6 21 102 Percentages .462 .316 .727 Team Rebounds: 9 M. Harris 19:53 4-8 0-2 3-5 +7 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 11 S. Samuels 15:36 1-3 0-0 3-4 +7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 5 O. Casspi 14:06 2-4 0-1 0-0 -7 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 D. Sloan 11:25 1-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 S. Erden 2:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Atlanta Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Teague G 44:19 6-9 0-0 0-0 +1 1 2 7 1 4 0 0 5 12 K. Hinrich G 37:52 4-13 2-5 0-0 -7 1 4 3 1 2 0 1 6 10 Z. Pachulia C 47:52 5-12 0-0 4-4 +13 4 7 1 2 2 1 1 4 14 J. Smith F 51:19 10-29 0-3 12-14 +4 4 17 5 1 0 3 1 2 32 J. Johnson F 44:48 7-19 3-7 5-6 0 0 6 5 0 2 2 0 1 22 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 37-93 8-20 21-24 11 38 23 7 12 6 3 25 103 Percentages .398 .400 .875 Team Rebounds: 9 W. Green 14:46 1-2 1-1 0-0 +6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 J. Stackhouse 10:30 4-7 2-4 0-0 +3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 10 T. McGrady 8:26 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 J. Collins 5:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

 

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