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The Atlanta Hawks try to put trade rumors aside as they begin the final stretch of the NBA regular season Wednesday night against the Miami Heat.
|2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #52|
|Wednesday, February 20, 2013|
|Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia|
|8 p.m. ET|
|SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM|
|Mario Chalmers||PG||Jeff Teague|
|Dwyane Wade||SG||DeShawn Stevenson|
|LeBron James||SF||Josh Smith|
|Shane Battier||PF||Al Horford|
|Chris Bosh||C||Zaza Pachulia|
Hawks player to watch: Josh Smith for as many off court reasons as on court. Smith is averaging more than 24 points and 10 rebounds over the last four games. He has also been at the forefront of trade rumors and could be moved in advance of Thursday's trade deadline.
Heat player to watch: LeBron James has scored at least 30 points in his last seven games while making 60 percent of his field goal attempts. If the Hawks hope to snap their losing streak to the Heat then they will need to slow down James.