Hawks Stop Cavaliers’ Eleven Game Winning Streak »

Dec 14, 2008 at 12:07 pm | lebron-jamesnba-basketball

Atlanta Hawks snapped the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 11-game winning streak with a 97-92 victory Saturday night. LeBron James had 33 points and nine assists for the Cavs, who overcame a big deficit in the third quarter to take a 70-68 lead early in the fourth on Mo Williams’ layup. The deficit was Cleveland’s first in the second half since its last loss, a 96-89 defeat at Detroit on Nov. 19. The Cavs were trying for the first 12-game winning streak in franchise history, having won 11 in a row four times, the last time in 1994-95. Only six Cavs scored, only four earned trips to the foul line and James was forced to play 45 minutes, by far the most he’s been on the floor this season. They trailed by as many as 14 points in the third quarter until putting together a 20-4 run that turned it into a battle. “The Hawks are a good team and the did a great job,” James said. “We didn’t expect to go 79-3.”

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