Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks: Atlanta looks to continue their win streak against Miami and the "Big 3"

Kevin C. Cox

Josh Smith and company look to defend their home court against the "Big 3" of the Miami Heat.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #4, Home Game #3
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Friday, November 09, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Mario Chalmers PG Jeff Teague
Dwyane Wade SG DeShawn Stevenson
Sam Battier SF Kyle Korver
LeBron James PF Josh Smith
Chris Bosh C Al Horford

Hawks Injury Report: Johan Petro (lower back pain) is still listed as questionable. He has missed all three regular season games so far.

Heat Injury Report: Dexter Pittman will probably stay inactive with a right quad strain. He has missed all five regular season games the Heat have played so far.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: Sounding like a broken record here, but Josh Smith is going to be the biggest Hawks factor tonight. He'll have the hardest assignment in guarding LeBron James, and he'll continue to be one of the first options on offense. Another thing to watch for is how well the Hawks can shoot the three ball. The New York Knicks lived on the three ball when they defeated the Heat as they shot 19-36 (.528) from beyond the arc. That's a hard game plan to copy, but one thing is for sure, a bad shooting night from the Hawks shooters is a guaranteed lost. In their four wins, the Heat have limited their opponents to a combined 21-76 (.276) from beyond the arc.

Heat Player(s) to watch: "The Big 3", period. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are all capable of having a big night against the Hawks. Simple game plan right? Stop the "Big 3", and you win.

Additional SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, Hot Hot Hoops

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