--Hawks reserve PG Acie Law IV did not make the trip to Cleveland because of lower back pain.Law played just a minute in the Hawks' win over Dallas on Thursday before being pulled from the game.
"I don't know how bad it is," coach Mike Woodson said. "I didn't even know he had hurt it until the beginning of the game. But when I put him out there, he didn't look like he was feeling too good to me. I didn't want to take any chances with him, so I got him out of there."
Law joins Marvin Williams on the inactive list with lower back pain. Williams has a lower back injury that will keep him out indefinitely.
--After taking great care of the basketball during their seven-game win streak -- the team averaged just 11.1 turnovers -- the Hawks got fumble fingers early Saturday afternoon.
They turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter alone and 11 times by halftime. The Cavs used those gifts to open up an early 16-point lead on the Hawks and never looked back.
Hawks captain and All-Star Joe Johnson was the leading perpetrator, piling up five by halftime. Reserve guard Flip Murray had four and Mike Bibby the only other turnover before the break.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "The first thing we have to do is learn how to stop complaining about the officiating and understand that when you're on the road, you're going to be at a disadvantage. If we can ever conquer that mentality, I think that's when we'll become one of the truly elite teams in the league." -- Swingman Mo Evans, on what the Hawks need to do to overcome their road woes.