Cavs Make Incomplete Comeback, Lose To Hawks 112-101

Cleveland Cavaliers v Atlanta Hawks

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - MARCH 06: Bruno Fernando #24 of the Atlanta Hawks blocks a shot by Dean Wade #32 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second quarter at State Farm Arena on March 06, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Photo: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Sport / Getty Images

ATLANTA, GA--- Without Evan Mobley, the Cavs would lose to the Hawks in Atlanta 112-101. Evan Mobley suffered a left ankle sprain in Tuesday night's 105-104 win against the Celtics. This was the 11th back-to-back for the Cavs this season, coming in, the Cavs were 4-6 in the 2nd game of back-to-backs, they now fall to 4-7.

The Cavs would make some comebacks throughout the game, but when it mattered most, they just simply ran out of gas. The most notable comeback for the Cavs Wednesday night was in the 3rd quarter, the Cavs were down 64-49 at halftime, but would battle back after being down by 21, closing out the quarter on a 25-9 run, taking a 89-87 lead into the 4th quarter. The Cavs were led by Jarrett Allen, who had a very solid 3rd quarter and game overall, leading the team with 18 points and 19 rebounds, his 30th double double of the season. Another notable performance came from Craig Porter Jr. who seems to positively contribute whenever his name is called, he would finish with 13 points and 4 rebounds on a 6 for 8 performance from the field. Now on to the negatives, when you go 10 for 44 from 3 point range, your team will struggle, Sam Merrill was ice cold from behind the arc, 0 for 9. So was Darius Garland who was dealing with some foul trouble, he would only make 3 of his 11 attempts from 3 point range.

Luckily this was only a 1 game road trip, as the Cavs will be back in Cleveland Friday night to host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7:30 pm. You can hear it on your flagship station, WTAM 1100 AM, serving northeast Ohio for 100 years.

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