The Cleveland Cavaliers will officially kick off preseason tonight vs. the Atlanta Hawks at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tip off at 7 p.m. Eastern.
A rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals last season, both teams look to continue to build on the successful season they had.
However, the Hawks did lose a key player in free agency this past summer: DeMarre Carroll, who signed a deal with the Toronto Raptors.
Atlanta Hawks starters:
PG: Jeff Teague
SG: Kyle Korver
SF: Tim Hardaway Jr.
PF: Paul Millsap
C: Al Horford
Cleveland Cavaliers starters:
PG: Mo Williams
SG: J.R. Smith
SF: LeBron James
PF: James Jones
C: Timofey Mozgov
Injuries: Iman Shumpert, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.
Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving did not make the trip.
The Cavs preseason, features seven contests, including three games in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena (Oct. 13 vs. Milwaukee, Oct. 15 vs. Indiana, Oct. 19 vs. Dallas) and two games on the road in Philadelphia (Oct. 8) and Toronto (Oct. 18). In addition to the preseason opener in Cincinnati, another contest will be played in Columbus at the Schottenstein Center (Oct. 12 vs. Memphis).