Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the NBA this season, which is impressive considering all the problems they have been dealing with. Last month, the team was two games under .500, but the situation is much better now. The Cavaliers have been one of the most injury-prone teams in the entire league, and that was the biggest factor that negatively affected their play.

Cleveland couldn't count on Isaiah Thomas from the very start of the season, but then they also lost Derrick Rose, Tristan Thompson, and Iman Shumpert to injuries. All these injuries forced head coach Tyronn Lue to experiment with multiple lineups, which created additional problems for the team.

However, the Cavaliers managed to win 13 games in a row and they are currently in the third spot in the East. Things will probably get even better as Thompson is set to return tomorrow.

Return to action

Cleveland Cavaliers will play their next game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night. This will be the second game of the four-game homestand for the Cavaliers as they hosted and defeated the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night. This will be the third game between the Hawks and the Cavaliers as the teams have split the regular-season series so far.

What makes this game interesting is the return of Tristan Thompson. Thompson has been out since November 1 when he played against the Indiana Pacers.

In his last game, the big man scored 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. He has missed 19 games with an injured calf, but it seems he has recovered and is ready to come back.

Earlier today, coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that Tristan Thompson will play against the Hawks. This will be a huge relief for the Cavaliers as they had to use Kevin Love against opposing centers while Thompson was out.

Even though Love did a solid job, it's clear that he isn't as good as Thompson when it comes to inside presence and rebounding tenacity.

Things are getting better

Beside Tristan Thompson, the Cleveland Cavaliers are expecting Isaiah Thomas to come back as well.

Thomas has been out since last season's playoffs, and he will need plenty of time to adjust to the Cavaliers.

Derrick Rose might return to action soon, but there is also a chance that he will be forced to miss the remainder of the season if his ankle doesn't get better. Kevin Love missed the game against the 76ers, but he will most likely be ready tomorrow. Lastly, Iman Shumpert, who was used as Rose's replacement, will miss at least two months.