Al Horford led Atlanta with 19 points as the Hawks finished with 6 players in double figures in the win. Kyle Korver hit two big 3-pointers in the fourth to help hold off the Cavs. DeMarre Carroll defended James all night and was the main reason why King James finished just 5-of-13 from the field. LeBron added 8 assists, but Cleveland was led by Kyrie Irving's 20 points.
James finished 1-of-7 from the floor for 5 points against Carroll, including 4 turnovers.
Dennis Schroder contributed 15 points off the bench for a Hawks team that has now won 42 of their last 48 games. They led by as many as 17 in the first half, after shooting 17-of-24 in the first quarter. The Cavaliers would cut their deficit to 2 heading into the final quarter, but Korver's 2 big three's helped the Hawks extend their lead to 10.
Of the 6 Hawks who were in double figures, Jeff Teague and Paul Millsap both had 16, Mike Scott added 14, and Carroll scored 11. They finished the game outscoring the Cavs in the paint 54-24, including 14 points in the paint for Millsap. Atlanta now holds an NBA-best 26-8 record this season against current playoff teams.
The Cavaliers fell to 39-25 on the season and will play host to the Phoenix Suns tonight. The Hawks improved to 49-12 overall and will visit the Philadelphia 76ers tonight.