Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers preview: LeBron heads south


After getting their revenge on the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks welcome LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers into Philips Arena where Jeff Teague and the boys will hopefully take a 2-1 lead in the series with the Cavs.

In their first matchup this season, the Cavs got the better of the Hawks in a 127-94 blowout, but Atlanta bounced back in the second game with a 127-98 smack down of their own.

Cleveland seems to have figured things out of late, but are coming off of a big loss to the Detroit Pistons, where the Cavs allowed 17 3-pointers. And Kyle Korver is just sitting here with his mouth watering.

The 3-point specialist hasn’t had his best performances the past few times on the court, and is coming off of a 6-point effort against the Bucks where he hit just two of his nine 3-point attempts.

Still, after a few big losses in the past few weeks, James and the Cavs might come out with some extra fire. And after missing Kyrie Irving in the previous two games with a sore knee, the point guard is expected to be back in action Tuesday night.

This one is sure to be interesting, as most games are when LeBron shows up.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@ATLBeatBlog) for more Atlanta Hawks information leading up to the game and check back after the final buzzer for a full recap.

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Date: December 30, 2014

Tip-Off Time: 7:30 pm ET

TV Channel: SportSouth (Local in Atlanta), NBA League Pass ($)

Radio: 92.9 The Game (Local in Atlanta), Atlanta Hawks Radio Network Affiliates

Live Stream: League Pass Broadband