After losing Game Three in overtime with 114-111, top seeded Atlanta Hawks are now looking to stave off elimination when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loan Arena on Tuesday night. Atlanta showed a lot of hard work and determination in Sunday’s defeat in Cleveland. The Hawks were down 10 points in the 4th quarter and had a chance to win at the end of regulation. Teague finished with a team high 30 points, while F Paul Millsap contributed 22 points. The duo combined to knock down all twenty of their free throw attempts in the loss.
The Cleveland Cavaliers stand one game away from the NBA Finals in Lebron James’ return to his hometown. James has been the ultimate leader down the stretch and his Game Three performance was one for the ages. Lebron scored 37 points to go along with 18 rebounds and 13 assists. A Cavaliers win in any of the next four games will send him back to the NBA Finals for a fifth consecutive year. However, in this case we expect the Hawks to bounce back with another solid performance similar to Game Three and at least cover the point spread.