Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction & Match Preview – October 23rd, 2021 | NBA Season 2021-22
The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Atlanta Hawks in a fascinating 2021-22 NBA showdown at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on Saturday.
It’s the first road game for the Atlanta Hawks in the new season as they struggle to go 2/2 early in the season. They started their campaign on a high note with an emphatic 113-87 victory against the Dallas Mavericks.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have not won this season, will play their third game of the season in front of their home fans. Although they are a very scoring team, making saves has been difficult for them; they have already conceded a whopping 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 rebuilding isn’t going well right now for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they are struggling to find their footing this season. Despite the presence they have had in the painting, they have not been able to make stops.
Meanwhile, Jarrett Allen could become an elite tire protector, but he hasn’t been given room to thrive in that role. His association with Evan Mobley and Lauri Markkanen, all seven feet, on the frontcourt has not worked well for the Cavaliers so far.
Atlanta Hawks preview
Winning against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks would certainly be a morale boost as the Hawks set off to secure their second win of the season. They impressed in the 2021 NBA playoffs and have a well-balanced squad that could replicate their performance in their season opener in this game.
The Hawks still have a long way to go to secure a playoff spot, but they have started their season well. Cam Reddish was lethal in his first game of the season, despite coming off the bench. He led the Hawks in scoring with 20 points, and he also made an impressive defensive turnaround.
Hawks vs Cleveland prediction
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t the bravest defensive teams, but they have individual talents who can defend the perimeter and protect the rim. Offensively, they can hurt the Cavaliers in multiple ways, especially on the perimeter, due to the latter’s lack of decent perimeter defenders.
Considering how both teams are set up, the Hawks are expected to come out on top in this game. Individual matchups don’t favor the Cavaliers, and their bench isn’t as effective as the Hawks’.
Although another high-scoring game could ensue, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ poor defense could be their Achilles heel against a full Atlanta Hawks team.
Where to watch Hawks vs Cavaliers?
The showdown will be available for fans around the world to stream via NBA League Pass. It will also be available on the local BSOH and BSSE-ATL networks.