NBA Eastern Conference Showdown: Hawks vs CavsPublished April 11, 2016 by Sol FH
The Atlanta Hawks travel to the Q Arena to face LeBron and the Cavs live at 00:00 GMT.
The Cavs and the Hawks have both secured their spot in the post-season, but tonight's Eastern Conference showdown will be a good foreshadow into possible matchups in the later stages of the 2016 NBA Playoffs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are in first place in the Eastern Conference, but have lost two-straight games allowing the Toronto Raptors in second place, and the Atlanta Hawks in third place, to close the gap. The Hawks will not be able to better their third place spot in the conference, but they must make some room between themselves and the fourth place Celtics and fifth place Heat. The Hawks have won three-straight, including a huge victory against the Celtics 118-107 on Saturday night, but the real test will be tonight.
LeBron and the Cavaliers are in need of a win, and there couldn't be a better time to do so other than tonight. With just three games left in the regular season, the Cavs need momentum going into the playoffs. The Cavs will likely make it to the later stages of the playoffs and could easily be in the Finals when all is said and done, but not being able to beat teams like the Bulls, the Pacers, while on-the-road like in their last two losses, could widen the obvious holes in the Cavs' depth, which the Hawks could easily take advantage of tonight.
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