Cavs win 8th straight, beat Hawks 102-96

The AP reports: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rolled to a 24-point lead early in the second period in winning their eighth straight game, 102-96 over the Hawks. “That’s what we wanted to do,” said James, who scored 22 points as the Cavaliers upped their home record to 32-1. “We wanted to first protect home court like we’ve been able to do. We had a lot of energy.” … Mo Williams led the Cavaliers (56-13) with 24 points. He was 8-for-14 from the field, including 3-for-4 on 3-pointers, and made all five of his foul shots… Joe Johnson led Atlanta with 24 points, while Flip Murray added 22. Maurice Evans scored 15. The Hawks have lost three straight road games and are 14-22 away from home.

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