The Atlanta Hawks, behind a career-high 28 points from point guard Dennis Schroder, handed the Cleveland Cavaliers (6-1) their first loss of the season Tuesday night.
Kent Bazemore added 25 points, including the game-sealing jumper.
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points, but blames himself for the Cavs’ fourth quarter woes.
Per the AP:
“It was a weird game,” said LeBron James, who scored 23 points after having only two in the first half.
Atlanta led by 18 points in the third quarter before Cleveland cut the margin to two. The Hawks rebuilt the lead to 15 early in the fourth, but the Cavaliers got within two with 25 seconds remaining.
Atlanta had lost 11 straight to Cleveland, including playoff sweeps the last two seasons. […] “For my two years here, they’ve kicked our butts,” Bazemore said. “This is one of the biggest wins I’ve had since I’ve been here.”