CLEVELAND (AP) -- Joe Johnson scored 28 points and the
short-handed Atlanta Hawks rolled to a 103-87 win over the
Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.
Atlanta had only 10 players available, but took an early lead
that it never relinquished.
The Hawks built a 19-point lead midway through the third quarter
and answered Cleveland's only run late in the period to win going
Alonzo Gee matched a career high with 20 points to lead
Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Rookie Kyrie Irving
scored 19 points and had 10 assists for his first career
Atlanta extended its winning streak over Cleveland to six games.
Jeff Teague added 18 points for the Hawks and Kirk Hinrich scored
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