The Atlanta Hawks see their three-game winning streak end at the hands of the Miami Heat 101-92. The Hawks went toe to toe with the Heat before a late third quarter run allowed Miami to pull ahead.
Atlanta trailed 28-26 after one and 56-54 at the half. The Hawks took a 65-63 lead with 6:31 remaining in the third on a step back three from Jeff Teague. However, Miami came roaring back with a 14-2 run and closed the quarter with an 82-72 lead. Atlanta had a chance to cut the Miami lead to six in the fourth but Teague was whistled for a charge that waived off the basket and the Hawks would not threaten the rest of the way.
LeBron James led the way with 27 points, six rebounds and seven assists to lead Miami. James hit 10-17 from the field and was 6-7 from the free throw line. Dwyane Wade added 26 points on 11-13 shooting. Chris Bosh recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Miami shot 58 percent for the game and is the first team this season to end the game shooting more than 50 percent against the Hawks.
Josh Smith scored 22 points and tied a career-high with four made three-point attempts. Smith added a team-best six assists. Al Horford logged his sixth straight double-double finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds. DeShawn Stevenson scored all 12 of his points in the first half. Jeff Teague and Lou Williams chipped in 11 points each to round out the Atlanta scorers in double figures.
Atlanta shot 43 percent from the field but struggled with turnovers that helped fuel the Heat's run in the 3rd. After hitting 7-15 three-point attempts in the first half, Atlanta finished the game hitting 9-28.
The Hawks will wrap up their three-game road trip on Wednesday in Orlando against the Magic.
For more on this game check out SB Nation Atlanta and for the Miami point of view check out SB Nation Tampa Bay and Hot Hot Hoops.
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