Found March 18, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 28 points and the short-handed Atlanta Hawks rolled to a 103-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Atlanta had only 10 players available, but took an early lead that it never relinquished. The Hawks built a 19-point lead midway through the third quarter and answered Cleveland's only run late in the period to win going away. Alonzo Gee matched a career high with 20 points to lead Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Rookie Kyrie Irving scored 19 points and had 10 assists for his first career double-double. Atlanta extended its winning streak over Cleveland to six games. Jeff Teague added 18 points for the Hawks and Kirk Hinrich scored 14.
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