Kevin C. Cox
The Hawks had their chances against a depleted Miami team, but couldn't close the deal.
Miami 95, Atlanta 89: Despite leading the Miami Heat by four points at the half, the Atlanta Hawks couldn't pull off the upset on Friday night. Dwyane Wade was sidelined for the evening with a cold, but LeBron James stepped up, coming within one assist of a triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and nine helpers.
The Hawks were paced by Jeff Teague, who poured in 20 points. Teague shot 7-of-8 from the field, including going 2-for-2 from downtown. Anthony Morrow added 17 points for Atlanta while Josh Smith contributed with 13 points and eight rebounds, but it wasn't enough.
Five players scored in double-figures for the Nets en route to the blowout, with Brook Lopez collecting a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
New York 104, Dallas 94: The New York Knicks kept their undefeated record intact against a plucky Dallas Mavericks team, largely due to Carmelo Anthony. The superstar had 31 points and seven rebounds, leading the charge on both sides of the court.
O.J. Mayo was incredibly hot early but shot his team out of the game late, finishing with 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting.