Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers ran past the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 Friday night at Philips Arena.

1. In the grand scheme of the season, this game may have meant nothing. The Cavs had only seven regular players after three stunning trades on Thursday sent six packing. The four newcomers made it to the arena, but the trades hadn’t become official because teams must sign off on their physicals.

2. When the regular season ends on April 11, the Cavs may look drastically different. Presumably Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and George Hill will have found their roles and Kevin Love will be back from his fractured left hand.

3. But there were things that the Cavs did Friday when they were shorthanded that they couldn’t do before Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Jae Crowder departed.

4. They ran, sometimes at a breakneck pace when rookie Cedi Osman was in the game. They outscored the Hawks 26-18 on the fast break; for most of the season that statistic has been the other way around.

5. “Man, Cedi … I was tired at the end,” Kyle Korver said. “Glad we’ll have more guys the next game.

6. “That’s what we want to do, right? That’s what’s fun to watch, it’s fun to play. That’s what we want to do, that’s how we want to be. And I think the guys that we added want to play that way, too. There’s a lot of things to figure out and there’s going to be an adjustment period. I think we’re all excited.”

7. Osman said the speed he played with is what he likes – “Fast.”

8. “I’m really enjoying when I’m playing like this, especially with Jeff (Green) when we play together,” Osman said. “That’s how it was when I was playing overseas, too. After rebounds, I like to push the ball and if somebody is in front of me, I like to pass it ahead. Because we’re a great team and when we run, we’re unstoppable. We have to run.”

9. When asked if he was putting on a show for his new teammates, Osman said, “Yeah, definitely. We had to win this game to show the guys how we play and how we’re going to play. I think they will fit perfect. They’re great players and we will win.”

10. Something else that bedeviled the Cavs was the third quarter, especially during their 8-13 swoon since Christmas.

11. On Friday, they outscored the Hawks 36-26 in that period. More importantly, when the Hawks trimmed the deficit to three, 83-80 at the 3:03 mark, the Cavs turned up the juice and went on a 14-2 run that pushed the lead to 15 at the break. Korver had a huge hand in that, going 4 for 4 on 3-pointers in the final 2:21.

12. “That’s been something that we want to continue to try to get better with,” LeBron James said. “We’ve had games where we’ve played well in the first half and had leads, and we lost them in the third quarter. Tonight we kept this team to 26 points and we scored 36 and that was huge for our team.”

13. The Cavs’ 36 points weren’t that far off of their season-high of 40 in the third quarter at Orlando on Jan. 6.

14. Korver said the Cavs put emphasis on the third quarter at halftime and he was pleased with their offensive and defensive play in that period.

15. “Just sticking with it,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of what the Cavs did. “(The Hawks) played hard, continued to keep scrapping and came back and cut the lead. Stayed playing the right way. Moving the basketball. I thought defensively we were really good. I thought our switching was really good against a lot of their better guys on the floor.”

16. The game also showed what James and Korver can do when they have plenty of court time together.

17. James notched his 10th triple-double of the season and matched his career-high in assists with 17. Korver scored a season-high 30 points, one off his career-high.

18. “Just felt like we played together. Offensively and defensively, the communication was very high. The ball was moving, the ball was popping around and everybody felt like they was in a good rhythm,” James said.

19. James did it while wearing LeBron Deion Nike sneakers as a tribute to Atlanta Falcons Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders.

20. “Prime Time did so much for this city when he was playing with the Falcons,” James said. “He’s someone I always looked up to as a kid. His swag, the way he played the game. He had 21, the helmet that he wore, the gloves, the socks, the shoes, how he kept the towel outside his pants. He was an inspiration. He always lived by that quote -- when you look good you play good.”

21. Korver attributed his big night to ball movement. He hit 9 of a season-high 16 field goals, 7 of 13 3s.

22. “The ball was moving tonight. All five guys that were out there, everyone was in motion the whole time. I don’t know the last time I shot that many shots in a game,” Korver said. “The guys were finding me, setting good screens, LeBron was playing quarterback out there and I was able to get some good looks.”

23. Korver hadn’t scored 31 since Feb. 21, 2007 when he was playing for the 76ers against the New York Knicks. His only other time he hit 31 was on Feb. 24, 2006, his third season in the league, also for the 76ers against the Bucks.

24. Asked if he was trying to get his career-high, Korver said, “I think that was like 13 years ago or something. It’s been a long time since I scored that many points. I missed the wide-open ones at the end. Just trying to take whatever the defense was giving me, but at the same time trying to be aggressive.”

25. Osman, who plays a lot of one-on-one with Korver, might have known why Korver hit just 1 of 5 field goals, 0 for 4 from long range, in the fourth quarter.

26. “Oh, my God. Kyle, I mean, he just don’t like open shots,” Osman said. “He likes when somebody is contesting and that’s when we play one-on-one, when I’m getting a lot mad because I always contest and he makes the shots. And the other day I was like, ‘I’m not contesting shots any more if you’re going to make like that.’ Kyle is a great shooter and I’m glad he’s my teammate. I have a lot of respect for him.”

27. Korver said he spent the best years of his career in Atlanta from 2012 until he was traded to the Cavs in 2017, but he said that didn’t add any fuel to the game.

28. “We were focused on our own team, the struggles we’ve been going through the last month and a half, two months,” Korver said. “Obviously yesterday was a big day for the team, a lot of change. Any times there’s change there’s usually a lot of energy the next day. I think that’s where we were at. It’s something for us to build on.”

29. The most uplifting part of the night was the performance of Osman, who made his first NBA start and scored a season-high 16 points with six rebounds, five assists and three steals in nearly 39 minutes.

30. “I thought Cedi was great outside of his free throw shooting,” said Lue as Osman made just 2 of 7 from the line. “Just his energy, rebounding the basketball. He had three steals, getting to the basket, getting to the free-throw line. His energy is infectious and he played well tonight.”

31. Osman departed happy that the Cavs won and he helped the team.

32. “It’s my career-high and I hope I’m going to have better games. I mean, I missed five free throws, which is really bad for me,” he said. “But probably it’s because it was my first game as a starter. So, I promise the next game will be better.”

33. Even when he’s coming off the bench, Osman vowed to make his free throws.

34. “Yeah, yeah. And by the way, I said a Turkish (curse) word,” he said of his misses. “Hopefully I didn’t offend anyone.”