The Cleveland Cavaliers just won their 10th straight game, this one a 121-114 win over the Atlanta Hawks, to keep pace in the Eastern Conference. While the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics keep winning, the Cavaliers are closing in on the top of the conference after a 5-7 start to the 2017-18 NBA season. The most impressive thing about this winning streak is that they have done it without Derrick Rose, Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas and Iman Shumpert. However, Cleveland needs to get healthy fast if they want to keep winning and the latest Cavaliers injury news is not promising.

Cavaliers star undergoes surgery

Blasting News reported yesterday that Iman Shumpert planned to undergo surgery this morning and that happened. While the original diagnosis for the Cleveland Cavaliers guard was "indefinite," that has now been updated.

Following his surgery, Iman Shumpert is predicted to miss the next two months of the NBA season. The diagnosis was surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his left knee and he won't be back on the court for the Cleveland Cavaliers until sometime in February at the earliest.

From the look of it, Jose Calderon will continue starting at point guard with Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert both out while LeBron James runs the offense and Dwyane Wade runs things when the bench comes in to play.

The ticking clock is now on for Isaiah Thomas to make his long-awaited Cleveland Cavaliers debut this month.

Can Cavaliers keep up their pace?

The 10-game winning streak - the longest for the Cleveland Cavaliers since they won the NBA Championship two years ago - is a sign that this team can overcome the injuries. Despite both Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas being out with injuries, decimating their point guard depth, there is still a "next man up" mentality.

Jose Calderon continues to start at point guard, and while the numbers aren't great (18 minutes, three points, two rebounds against Atlanta), he does not need to be the Cavaliers player to score points. However, look at Dwyane Wade's performance. He is a shooting guard that came in and played point guard with the second team against the Hawks, scoring 19 points in 23 minutes.

Plus, LeBron James still runs the game without a legitimate starting point guard. James finished with 24 points, 12 assists and six rebounds as well as two bocks and two steals against Atlanta. When Isaiah Thomas finally debuts with Cleveland, this is a team that should scare a lot of people.