Preview: Hawks at Cavaliers, April 2nd

April 2nd, 2010 by John Krolik

Relevant Statistics:

Pace: Atlanta 92.7 (27th) vs. Cleveland 93.3 (25th)

Offensive Efficiency: Atlanta 109.0 (4th) vs. Cleveland 109.1 (2nd)

Defensive Efficiency: Atlanta 104.1 (15th) vs. Cleveland 100.9 (8th)

Notes:

Josh Smith/Al Horford going up against the Cavs without Shaq or Varejao is a scary notion.

Beating the Hawks is all about winning the possession battle. They succeed by getting offensive rebounds and not turning it over.

Late in the game, I actually feel better about LeBron being able to control Joe Johnson than I do about any Cav being able to control Jamaal Crawford.

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