Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/30/12
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Josh Smith has had some rough performances against the Cavaliers in his career, and tonight, he forgot to account for Alonzo Gee. Dion Waiters’s three-point attempt went awry, but Gee was there for the putback with 0.4 seconds remaining as the Cavaliers came back from 11 down at the half to snap a 4-game skid and win 113-111 at Philips Arena. Jeremy Pargo led the wine and gold with 22 points with 10 of those coming in the final quarter, and Dion Waiters had 21 points and 7 assists. Anderson Varejao stuffed the stats again with a 20 point, 18 rebound effort. The Cavaliers, one of the worst free throw shooting teams in the association, completed a brilliant 21-of-22 from the line. For the Hawks, Smith led all scorers with 25 and Lou Williams added 18 and two killer threes in the final minute and a half. The Cavaliers are now 4-12 and face the Portland Trailblazers tomorrow night in The Q. Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Pargo G 31:06 9-13 2-4 2-2 +16 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 2 22 D. Waiters G 29:39 6-16 2-7 7-7 0 0 1 7 4 0 0 1 3 21 A. Varejao C 35:02 7-12 0-0 6-6 -5 7 18 3 2 0 0 0 2 20 T. Thompson F 32:50 3-7 0-0 0-0 -1 6 15 1 0 2 1 1 4 6 A. Gee F 32:14 4-12 1-4 4-5 +10 1 5 1 6 0 0 1 5 13 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 41-85 10-23 21-22 18 49 21 18 8 3 5 25 113 Percentages .482 .435 .955 Team Rebounds: 7 D. Gibson 27:33 3-10 3-5 0-0 -2 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 3 9 T. Zeller 25:13 4-6 0-0 2-2 +10 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 4 10 O. Casspi(notes) 12:42 3-5 2-3 0-0 -10 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 8 D. Sloan(notes) 11:05 2-4 0-0 0-0 -7 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 S. Samuels(notes) 2:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L. Harangody(notes) DNP – Coach’s Decision K. Irving(notes) DNP – Inactive K. Jones(notes) DNP – Inactive J. Leuer(notes) DNP – Coach’s Decision C.J. Miles(notes) DNP – Coach’s Decision L. Walton(notes) DNP – Coach’s Decision Atlanta Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts J. Teague G 38:11 4-11 1-2 6-8 +4 0 0 7 4 6 0 0 1 15 D. Harris G 33:49 5-9 0-2 3-3 -6 0 1 4 1 2 0 0 3 13 A. Horford C 41:44 6-12 0-0 3-5 +6 4 11 5 3 0 1 0 3 15 J. Smith F 33:30 9-19 2-2 5-9 -14 3 8 3 3 2 3 1 4 25 D. Stevenson F 30:36 4-6 4-6 0-0 -15 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 12 Bench Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts Totals 38-78 12-20 23-32 10 28 25 12 12 5 3 18 111 Percentages .487 .600 .719 Team Rebounds: 10 L. Williams 25:50 5-10 3-5 5-5 +1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 Z. Pachulia 21:13 1-5 0-0 0-0 +3 2 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 I. Johnson 8:59 2-3 1-1 1-2 +18 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 A. Morrow 6:08 2-3 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 J. Jenkins DNP – Coach’s Decision K. Korver DNP – Inactive J. Petro DNP – Coach’s Decision M. Scott DNP – Coach’s Decision A. Tolliver DNP – Coach’s Decision    
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