Atlanta Hawks give Cleveland Cavaliers first loss of the season

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers  during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 26, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND— Dennis Schroder scored a career-high 28 points and the Atlanta Hawks handed the reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers their first loss of the season, 110-106 on Tuesday night.

Cleveland (6-1) cut a 96-81 deficit early in the fourth quarter to 101-97 on LeBron James’ basket with 3:14 to play. The Hawks scored the next six points, but 3-pointers by James and Kyrie Irving made it 106-103 with 48 seconds left.

Paul Milsap’s basket pushed the lead to five, but Kevin Love converted a three-point play with 25 seconds remaining. Bazemore’s jumper from the corner with 7 seconds left put the game away.

Bazemore scored 25 points while Millsap added 21. Dwight Howard, who received four stitches for a bloody lip in the first half, had 17 rebounds.

Irving led Cleveland with 29 points. Love added 24 while James, who scored two points in the first half, had 23.

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