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                   === Teague leads Hawks past Cavaliers ===
 Cleveland,  OH (Sports  Network)  - Jeff  Teague posted  27  points and  eight
 assists as the Atlanta Hawks took a 102-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on
 Louis  Williams scored  16 points with five rebounds, while Al Horford gave 14
 points and 11 boards for the Hawks, who have won three straight.
 "I  felt  that we stuck  with out game and  guys played their positions," said
 Atlanta  head coach Larry  Drew. "In the first half guys kind of got away from
 it, but we fixed things at the break and came out on top."
 Kyrie  Irving had  a game-high  28  points along  with six  rebounds and  five
 assists  for the Cavaliers, who had their first two-game winning streak of the
 season snapped. Dion Waiters donated 18 points and six rebounds in the loss.
 "They  did  a much  better job  of rebounding, getting  people in position and
 getting  the shots they wanted," said Cleveland head coach Byron Scott. "A lot
 of that was their experience and it showed."
 The  Cavs took a  5-point lead into the final quarter, but an 8-0 run early in
 the frame by the Hawks gave the them an 83-82 advantage after a Teague slam.
 Cleveland  went  back on  top on  back-to-back 3-pointers  from C.J. Miles and
 Irving,  but two  free throws from Zaza  Pachulia followed by a shot from John
 Jenkins from behind the arc tied the game at 88-88 with 6 1/2 minutes left.
 The  game  stayed close for  the next couple of  minutes, with an Irving layup
 giving the Cavs a 94-93 lead with under three minutes to play. Teague followed
 with a jumper to give the Hawks the lead for good, however.
 After  Irving  missed a  long shot,  Williams grabbed  the rebound and Horford
 followed  at  the other end  with a jumper. After  another miss from the Cavs,
 Pachulia  tried to put in a short basket and missed, but grabbed his own board
 and kicked it back to Kyle Korver, who buried a 3-pointer for a 100-94 Atlanta
 lead with 1:21 to play.
 That  proved to  be the back-breaker, as Cleveland missed its next three shots
 and Atlanta walked out with the win.
 The  Cavs held a  26-25 lead after 12 minutes of play, but the Hawks went on a
 14-3  run in the  second quarter before Cleveland came storming back with a 3-
 pointer from Irving at the buzzer that cut the deficit to 55-54 at the break.
 Cleveland  led by  as many as nine  points in the third quarter, but the Hawks
 were  able to keep  it from getting out of hand and trailed by five (75-70) at
 the end of the period.
                                   Game Notes
 Atlanta  hosts Indiana on Saturday ... Cleveland plays in Brooklyn on Saturday
 ...  Atlanta  has won  eight  of  its last  nine  against  Cleveland ...  Cavs
 forward/center  Anderson  Varejao missed his  fifth straight game with a right
 knee  contusion  and will miss  Saturday's game as  well ... Atlanta shot 48.7
 percent for the game, while Cleveland made just 41.9 percent of its shots.
 12/29 00:54:54 ET