Jeff Teague contributed 18 points and Kirk Hinrich added 14 for the Hawks, who were playing without forwards Al Horford, Vladimir Radmanovic and Marvin Williams as well as guards Jannero Pargo and Willie Green.
Atlanta posted its sixth straight win over the Cavaliers with defensive help from Zaza Pachulia, who pulled down 12 rebounds in the victory.
Kyrie Irving logged a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists while Alonzo Gee scored 20 points for the Cavs.
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