CLEVELAND -- In their last game before the All-Star break, the Hawks (15-41) were pushed around by the Cavaliers (14-40) in a 127-105 loss.
Below are some takeaways from the loss:
1. A terrible first quarter and only slightly better second quarter buried the Hawks in a 17-point hole at halftime. In the first, the Hawks gave up eight offensive rebounds (three by Andre Drummond and four by Tristan Thompson, both of whom gave the Hawks fits all night) and shot 30.4% from the field (7-for-23), showing minimal energy against a Cavaliers team that’s dead last in the Eastern Conference standings and playing without Kevin Love (right Achilles soreness), although obviously acquiring Drummond at the trade deadline makes them more competitive.