Cleveland takes on conference foe Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks (1-0, sixth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (0-2, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Cavaliers -8
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta faces Cleveland for an Eastern Conference matchup.
Cleveland went 16-26 in Eastern Conference action and 13-23 at home during the 2020-21 season. The Cavaliers averaged 103.8 points per game while allowing opponents to score 112.4 last season.
Atlanta finished 41-31 overall and 24-18 in Eastern Conference action during the 2020-21 season. The Hawks shot 46.8% from the field and 37.3% from 3-point range last season.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Dylan Windler: out (right hip), Darius Garland: out (left ankle).
Hawks: Danilo Gallinari: day to day (shoulder), Onyeka Okongwu: out (shoulder).