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Korver has 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) With six players traded away and four newcomers not yet cleared for duty, the Cleveland Cavaliers were left with a lean, tight rotation.

Fewer substitutions? That worked just fine for LeBron James and Kyle Korver.

James had a triple-double and Korver scored a season-high 30 points, including four straight 3-pointers to close the third period, as the crisp Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks 123-107 on Friday night for a successful start to their reboot.

''It felt like we played together,'' said James, who had 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds in 41 minutes.

''Offensively and defensively the communication was really high. The ball was moving around. The ball was popping and everybody felt like they were in a good rhythm.''

One day after unloading six players, including guards Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade, in three trades, the Cavaliers were in a state of transition. They used 10 players, including two who were on the floor for about one minute.

Korver, 36, more than made up for a short bench. The former Hawks fan favorite made 7 of 13 from 3-point range and finished two points from matching his career high of 32.

''Man, the ball was moving tonight,'' Korver said. ''I don't know the last time I shot that many shots in a game.''

Korver played in Atlanta from 2012-17.

''I think it's always fun for him to come back and play,'' James said. ''He spent a lot of seasons here. ... I know it was a good feeling for him to do what he did tonight.''

Jeff Green, also coming off the bench, had 24 points.

Newcomers George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood joined the Cavs, but remained in the locker room during the game. They are expected to make their debuts with Cleveland on Sunday in Boston.

The team sent medical staff to Atlanta to complete physicals with the four players as quickly as possible.

Dennis Schroder led Atlanta with 25 points. Taurean Prince had 15 points.

TIP-INS

Cavaliers: Cedi Osman, making his first start, had 16 points but struggled at the free-throw line. He made only two of seven free throws, twice missing each of two attempts. ... London Perrantes and John Holland played limited roles to add depth to the temporarily short-handed roster. ... The Cavs had 31 assists and only nine turnovers.

Hawks: Coach Mike Budenholzer says one reason the team bought out Marco Belinelli's was to give younger players, including rookie Tyler Dorsey, more playing time. Dorsey had 14 points and made three 3-pointers. The move with Belinelli, 31, was announced before the game. ... G DeAndre Bembry posted bond and was with the team following his arrest early Friday for speeding on an Atlanta interstate. He was clocked driving a purple Dodge Charger at 128 mph on Interstate 85 about 12:20 a.m. Bembry, who has a left abductor strain, has not played since Dec. 22.

PARADE OF 3s

Cleveland led 83-80 late in the third period when James scored and was fouled by John Collins. James' momentum carried him into a section of fans under the basket, and he was limping when he emerged. He made the free throw, remained in the game and then had assists on back-to-back 3s by Korver for a 91-80 lead.

''It was my fault; I lost him,'' Schroder said of Korver. ''From there on, it went down.''

Korver made a third straight 3-pointer following a timeout to stretch the lead to 14 points. Following a basket by Atlanta's Malcolm Delaney, Korver added his fourth 3 of the period, a buzzer-beater.

''I had a lot of really good years here,'' Korver said. ''... But it wasn't really added fuel.''

HALL OF FAMER IN THE HOUSE

Former Atlanta Braves standout Chipper Jones, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, sat courtside near the Hawks bench.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Visit Boston on Sunday.

Hawks: Host Pistons on Sunday.

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Key Players
L. James
23 SF
D. Schroder
17 PG
31.3 Min. Per Game 31.3
19.4 Pts. Per Game 19.4
6.4 Ast. Per Game 6.4
3.1 Reb. Per Game 3.1
54.4 Field Goal % 43.3
54.6 Three Point % 42.9
74.5 Free Throw % 87.7
+ 1 Tyler Dorsey made free throw 0:19
  Shooting foul on Ante Zizic 0:19
+ 2 Tyler Dorsey made reverse layup, assist by Isaiah Taylor 0:19
+ 2 Cedi Osman made reverse layup, assist by London Perrantes 0:34
  Offensive rebound by Ante Zizic 0:37
  Cedi Osman missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:41
+ 3 Malcolm Delaney made 3-pt. jump shot 1:00
  Personal foul on Cedi Osman 1:10
+ 3 Jose Calderon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jeff Green 1:10
  Defensive rebound by Jeff Green 1:26
  Tyler Dorsey missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:30
Team Stats
Points 123 107
Field Goals 46-86 (53.5%) 37-85 (43.5%)
3-Pointers 15-35 (42.9%) 16-44 (36.4%)
Free Throws 16-24 (66.7%) 17-19 (89.5%)
Total Rebounds 51 47
Offensive 6 6
Defensive 38 36
Team 7 5
Assists 31 20
Steals 7 4
Blocks 5 4
Turnovers 9 11
Fouls 17 18
Technicals 0 3
22 PTS, 12 REB, 17 AST
25 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Cavaliers 32-22 31303626123
home team logo Hawks 17-39 27292625107
Team Stats
away team logo Cavaliers 32-22 101.1 PPG 41.4 RPG 19.2 APG
home team logo Hawks 17-39 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
K. Korver SG 9.2 PPG 2.3 RPG 1.2 APG 45.9 FG%
D. Schroder PG PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
K. Korver SG 30 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
D. Schroder PG 25 PTS 5 REB 4 AST
53.5 FG% 43.5
42.9 3PT FG% 36.4
66.7 FT% 89.5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. James 40 22 12 17 0 0 3 2 8/20 0/3 6/7 2 10 65 +12
C. Osman 38 16 6 5 3 0 2 4 6/9 2/5 2/7 1 5 33 +5
J. Calderon 20 11 5 1 1 0 2 4 5/7 1/2 0/0 0 5 17 +2
T. Thompson 30 10 11 0 0 2 0 0 5/7 0/0 0/2 1 10 23 +21
J. Smith 28 7 2 3 1 0 1 2 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 2 15 +4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. James 40 22 12 17 0 0 3 2 8/20 0/3 6/7 2 10 65 +12
C. Osman 38 16 6 5 3 0 2 4 6/9 2/5 2/7 1 5 33 +5
J. Calderon 20 11 5 1 1 0 2 4 5/7 1/2 0/0 0 5 17 +2
T. Thompson 30 10 11 0 0 2 0 0 5/7 0/0 0/2 1 10 23 +21
J. Smith 28 7 2 3 1 0 1 2 3/6 1/3 0/0 0 2 15 +4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Korver 32 30 3 0 0 2 1 2 9/16 7/13 5/5 0 3 34 +18
J. Green 32 24 3 4 0 1 0 0 9/16 3/4 3/3 1 2 36 +21
J. Holland 13 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 1/5 1/5 0/0 0 1 6 +5
L. Perrantes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 2 -4
A. Zizic 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 -4
G. Hill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Love - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Nance Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Clarkson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 123 44 31 7 5 9 17 46/86 15/35 16/24 6 38 232 +80
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 26 25 5 4 0 0 0 1 10/18 2/8 3/3 0 5 38 -7
T. Waller-Prince 24 15 3 0 0 0 1 1 5/16 0/9 5/5 1 2 17 -21
K. Bazemore 26 13 4 3 0 0 2 2 4/9 4/4 1/2 0 4 21 +6
E. Ilyasova 26 12 5 0 1 0 0 1 3/6 2/3 4/4 0 5 18 +13
M. Plumlee 12 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 6 -1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Schroder 26 25 5 4 0 0 0 1 10/18 2/8 3/3 0 5 38 -7
T. Waller-Prince 24 15 3 0 0 0 1 1 5/16 0/9 5/5 1 2 17 -21
K. Bazemore 26 13 4 3 0 0 2 2 4/9 4/4 1/2 0 4 21 +6
E. Ilyasova 26 12 5 0 1 0 0 1 3/6 2/3 4/4 0 5 18 +13
M. Plumlee 12 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 6 -1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Dorsey 23 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 4/11 3/7 3/3 0 1 17 -12
I. Taylor 20 11 5 4 0 0 3 3 4/8 2/5 1/2 1 4 21 +1
M. Delaney 21 8 3 3 1 1 2 2 3/6 2/4 0/0 1 2 17 -15
D. Dedmon 23 3 4 2 1 1 0 2 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 4 13 -19
M. Muscala 13 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 1 10 0
J. Collins 20 2 7 0 0 0 1 3 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 5 8 -25
M. Belinelli - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Cavanaugh - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bembry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Magette - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 234 107 42 20 4 4 11 18 37/85 16/44 17/19 6 36 186 -80