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Pregame: Cavs (6-12) at Hawks (10-10)

By Jason Lloyd Published: December 6, 2013
Korver
The Hawks' Kyle Korver can set an NBA record tonight for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer. He is tied with Dana Barros at 89 games. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Time: 7:30 p.m.; Place: Philips Arena; TV/Radio: FS Ohio/WTAM, WLEC, WAKR

Injury report: Cavs: None; Hawks: None

Officials: Danny Crawford, David Guthrie, J.T. Orr

Series: First meeting

Cavs probables

Name Ht, Wt Pts Rebs Asts
PG Kyrie Irving 6-3, 193 20.8 3.3 5.8
SG C.J. Miles 6-6, 231 9.0 2.1 0.9
SF Alonzo Gee 6-6, 225 3.9 2.6 0.7
PF Tristan Thompson 6-9, 238 11.1 10.2 0.6
C Andrew Bynum 7-0, 285 7.9 4.4 1.1

 

 

Hawks probables

Name Ht, Wt Pts Rebs Asts
PG Jeff Teague 6-2, 181 16.8 2.7 8.0
SG Kyle Korver 6-7, 212 12.4 4.1 2.8
SF DeMarre Carroll 6-8, 212 9.7 6.0 1.6
PF Paul Millsap 6-8, 253 16.2 7.4 2.6
C  Al Horford 6-10, 250 17.3 8.0 2.4
 

Notes

* Kyle Korver can set a new NBA record tonight for most consecutive games with a 3-pointer. He shares the record with Dana Barros at 89 games. The Cavs aggressively pursued Korver last summer before he re-signed with the Hawks for $24 million over four years. Cavs coach Mike Brown agreed Korver is now most likely the league's best pure shooter.

* "If he's not the best, I don't know who is," Brown said. "But what makes it so tough with him is his size. People underestimate his size. He's a big, strong guy that is not afraid of anything. He'll stick his nose in there, get hit in the head when it comes to rebounding or trying to defend guys and then the next thing you know, he'll hit you in the face with a 3-pointer. So his skill set and his size and his toughness is very, very unique."

* Much has been made about the Cavs' pitiful 1-9 road record, which is now tied with the Utah Jazz for the league's worst road mark. Tonight they'll face a Hawks team that has lost two of three and five of their last seven. 

* It might not sound like much, but the Cavs can win their third consecutive game tonight. That would match their longest winning streak since this rebuild began with the 2010-11 season. They've won three consecutive games four times since, including twice last year.

* Another game, another reunion for Mike Brown. The Hawks are coached by Mike Budenholzer, who was as assistant in San Antonio when Brown was there. Of course, the Hawks' GM is Danny Ferry, who gave Brown his first head coaching job in Cleveland.

* "The guy knows how to coach. He's a very, very good coach," Brown said. "Not only that, Danny Ferry's a very good GM. So you talk about two guys who have been in winning organizations most of their careers, that's where it starts. They've made a lot of changes, but they have a lot of guys who are in their prime that have won basketball games."

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