The Cleveland Cavaliers are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a season record of 14-23, while the Atlanta Hawks are four places above them in eighth, thanks to the 18-20 campaign start.
The Atlanta Hawks are in a streak of 4 wins, with the final win coming against Sacramento Kings.
Fixture: Cleveland Cavaliers – Atlanta Hawks | NBA season 2020-21.
Date and time: Sunday, March 14; 19:30 ET (Monday, March 15; 06:00 IST).
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Review of the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers foul was a wreck of the train this season, driving a gloomy offensive rating of 105, the second worst in the league. The Cavaliers average the least points in the league per game and take second place in reversals.
Apart from Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, no Cleveland Cavaliers player has scored more than 15 points per game in this campaign. The Cavaliers were a poor defensive rebound team, but managed to increase the third offensive jump in the league this season on average.
Key player – Collin Sexton
Collin Sexton was a revelation for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, collecting 23.9 points and 1.1 steals per game with an impressive 40% depth shot.
He won the Cleveland Cavaliers in several games, and it is safe to say that he carried their offense on his shoulders in the absence of a real striker.
Sexton, who has made great improvements in archery, is expected to make a big comeback to fight the Atlanta Hawks defense.
The Cleveland Cavaliers predict the lineup
G– Darius Garland, G– Collin Sexton, F– Isaac Okoro, F– Kevin Love, C– Jarrett Allen.
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Review of the Atlanta Hawks
Nate McMillan began his tenure at the Atlanta Hawks with two consecutive wins, bringing the team back into the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks had a good foul, averaging the ninth best offensive rating (114.5) in the league.
They were also strong in rebounds, averaging 45.9 rebounds per game. Clint Capela has made a big contribution in that department as he is giving 14.3 rebounds per game this season. John Collins also had a strong campaign, amassing 17.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per exit.
Key player – Trae Young
Trae Young has committed an Atlanta Hawks foul this season, averaging 26.7 points and 9.3 assists per game.
He shoots a respectable 38% from the center, and also steals every game on average. However, Young was careless with the ball, turning it an average of 4.4 times in the match.
Still, Young has struggled with NBA league defenses all season, but will have to pull out his best bag of tricks against the Cleveland Cavaliers ’strong defense.
The Atlanta Hawks predict the lineup
G – Trae Young, G – Kevin Huerter, F – Tony Snell, F- John Collins, C – Clint Capela.
Cavaliers – Hawks Prediction of matches
The Atlanta Hawks have had a rich form of form, while the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled poorly in recent games. The Hawks are the favorites to win this game at home, and it’s hard to see how rival Cavaliers will come out on top on Sunday.
Where to watch the match Cleveland Cavaliers – Atlanta Hawks?
Local coverage of the Cleveland Cavaliers – Atlanta Hawks match will be available on Fox Sports Ohio and Fox Sports South-East Atlanta. The match can also be broadcast live via Passage of the NBA League.