Cavaliers (8-28) vs. Hawks (20-13)
All the news surrounding the Cavaliers, obviously, is the fact center Anderson Varejao will miss another six to eight weeks following surgery to repair what the team is classifying as a “split” to a leg muscle near his knee. The surgery is scheduled for Thursday. Meanwhile, the Hawks have their own problems, rolling into town with a three-game losing streak. That includes Tuesday’s loss at Minnesota – snapping the Hawks’ 11-game winning streak vs. the T-Wolves.
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland.
TV/Radio: 7 p.m. FOX Sports Ohio/WTAM
All-Time Series: Hawks lead, 110-94.
ATLANTA HAWKS (20-13)
C Al Horford
PF Josh Smith
SF Kyle Korver
SG Lou Williams
PG Jeff Teague
CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (8-28)
C Tyler Zeller
PF Tristan Thompson
SF Alonzo Gee
SG CJ Miles
PG Kyrie Irving
• Miles (back spasms) and Daniel Gibson (concussion) are game-time decisions, coach Byron Scott said at shootaround Wednesday. If Miles can’t go, Dion Waiters is likely to be moved back into the starting lineup.
• Both Devin Harris (foot) and Anthony Morrow (hip) are questionable. Neither played last night.
• The teams split their two games earlier this season, with each winning on the other’s home floor. They meet again April 1 in Atlanta.
• The Hawks are 7-2 on the second night of back-to-backs.