NBA: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction And Match Preview
On Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers will face the Atlanta Hawks in a thrilling NBA game at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
It’s the Atlanta Hawks’ first road game of the season, and they’re looking to go 2/2 to start the season. With a 113-87 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, they got their season off to a strong start.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have yet to win a game this season, will play their third game in front of their home crowd. Despite being a high-scoring squad, they have struggled to stop opponents; they have already let up 255 points in just two games.
Fixture: Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date & Time: Saturday, October 23rd; 6 PM ET (Sunday, October 24th; 3:30 AM IST).
Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH.
Cleveland Cavaliers Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ reconstruction isn’t going well right now, as they’re battling to find their footing this season. Despite their presence in the paint, they have been unable to come to a halt.
Meanwhile, Jarrett Allen has the potential to develop into an outstanding rim protector, but he hasn’t been given the opportunity to do it. His frontcourt pairing with Evan Mobley and Lauri Markkanen, all seven-footers, hasn’t worked out well for the Cavaliers thus far.
Cleveland Cavaliers Predicted Lineup
G – Darius Garland | G – Collin Sexton | F – Lauri Markkanen | F – Evan Mobley | C – Jarret Allen.
Atlanta Hawks Preview
Winning over Luka Doncic and the Mavericks will definitely bolster the Hawks’ spirits as they prepare to travel for their second win of the season. They made an impression in the 2021 NBA playoffs, and they have a well-balanced team that could repeat their season-opening success in this matchup.
The Hawks have a long way to go to clinch a postseason berth, but they have had a strong start to the season. Despite coming off the bench, Cam Reddish had a big game in their season opener. With 20 points, he led the Hawks in scoring and also had a strong defensive performance.
Atlanta Hawks Predicted Lineup
G – Trae Young | G – Bogdan Bogdanovic | F – De’Andre Hunter | F – John Collins | C – Clint Capela.
Prediction for the Hawks vs. the Cavaliers
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t known for their tenacity on defense, but they do have players that can defend the perimeter and guard the rim. They can harm the Cavaliers offensively in a variety of ways, particularly on the perimeter, where they lack good perimeter defenders.
Because of the way both teams are set up, the Hawks are likely to win this game. Individual matchups aren’t to the Cavaliers’ advantage, and their bench isn’t nearly as potent as the Hawks’.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ subpar defense could be their Achilles heel against a well-rounded Atlanta Hawks squad, despite the possibility of another high-scoring game.