GAME NIGHT: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, April 15, 2022
Where: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, Ohio
PLAY-IN GAME: The Cavaliers and Hawks meet to decide the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
It’s win or go home for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks, with the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference and a first round matchup with the Miami Heat up for grabs.
The Hawks defeated the Charlotte Hornets 132-103 in the 9-10 game, while the Cavs have a second shot at advancing to the postseason after losing their 7-8 matchup to the Brooklyn Nets 115-108.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks meet for the NBA Playoffs Play-In Tournament. The winner secures the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.
The Cavaliers are 27-25 against Eastern Conference opponents. Cleveland is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 10.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Jarrett Allen averaging 3.4.
The Hawks are 26-26 in Eastern Conference play. Atlanta ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference scoring 45.6 points per game in the paint led by Clint Capela averaging 9.9.
TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland is averaging 21.7 points and 8.6 assists for the Cavaliers. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
Trae Young is averaging 28.4 points and 9.7 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
|3/31/22||CLE 107||ATL 131||131||48||49.5||107||47||43.3|