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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 7 preview and listings

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers (0-6), with acting head coach Larry Drew, will try to avenge a home-opening loss against the Atlanta Hawks (2-4) on Tuesday night.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Quicken Loans Arena

TV: FoxSports Ohio 

Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM, La Mega 87.7 FM.

Online: FoxSports Go apps

Last meeting: The Cavs lost to the Hawks 133-111 in the third game of the regular season. 

Cavs minute: The Cavs will play their first game since firing head coach Tyronn Lue. … Drew, who filled in during Lue’s absence last season, led the team to a 9-1 mark. … Drew has a 143-169 career record as head coach, spanning four full seasons with Atlanta and Milwaukee. … The Cavs have six players averaging double figures this season: Kevin Love (19.0), Jordan Clarkson (16.2), George Hill (12.3), Rodney Hood (12.0), Cedi Osman (12.0) and Collin Sexton (11.2). … Tristan Thompson (4,430) is five rebounds away from passing Anderson Varejao (4,434) for the fifth-most boards in franchise history. … In Saturday’s loss against Indiana, Cleveland finished with a 39-24 (+15) edge on the glass, their biggest rebound margin this season. The Cavs have outrebounded opponents in five of their six games so far. … After scoring 54 points against the Pacers on Saturday, the Cavs’ reserves are now averaging 47.8 points, which ranks second in the NBA. … Sexton has tallied double-figure points in three straight. … Sexton is sixth among rookies in scoring.

Hawks minute: The Hawks have lost two straight games, being held under 100 points in both. … Atlanta made a franchise-record 22 3-pointers in the first meeting against the Cavs. … The Hawks hit eight 3s during Monday’s loss against the Sixers, ending their streak of double-digit made triples at five games. … Trae Young leads all rookies in points per game (19.8) and assists per game (6.8). … Young scored 35 points and dished out 11 assists in the first matchup against the Cavs. … That night, he became the eighth first-year player in NBA history to score 35 points to go with 11 helpers in one game, joining Oscar Robertson (12 times), Michael Jordan (twice), LeBron James, Steph Curry, Allen Iverson, Sherman Douglas and Kelvin Ransey. … Omari Spellman is No. 1 among first-year players in 3-point percentage (45.5) and eighth in rebounds per game (4.3). … Spellman scored a career-best 17 points on Oct. 21 in Cleveland. 

Probable starters:


F Sam Dekker

F Cedi Osman

C Tristan Thompson

G Rodney Hood

G George Hill


F Taurean Prince

F Vince Carter

C Alex Len

G Kent Bazemore

G Trae Young

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