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Heat Vs. Hawks: Atlanta Disappoints In Triple-Overtime Loss To Shorthanded Miami

Chris Bosh finished with 33 points and 14 rebounds as the Miami Heat prevailed over the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Final Score: Atlanta Loses In Triple-Overtime 116-109

Despite being without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat found a way to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime.

Atlanta was outscored 7-0 in the final overtime period but was really lucky to have made it that far with a lackluster effort that saw them fall behind by as many as 13 points in the third quarter. Ivan Johnson came off the bench and provided a spark but the Hawks were their own worst enemy at times tonight.

Chris Bosh finished with a game-high 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Heat. Mario Chalmers did most of his damage in the fourth quarter and overtime finishing with 29 points and eight assists. Udonis Haslem chipped in a double-double off the bench with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 20 points going 7-20 from the field and 1-7 from three-point range. Josh Smith finished with 17 points and 13 boards but also endured a tough shooting night going 6-17. Willie Green hit his first five shots off the bench for 14 points but was never heard from in the second half. Tracy McGrady played 29 minutes and also finished with 14 points. Ivan Johnson came off the end of the bench to score 13 points and grab four rebounds before fouling out. His physical play and energy gave the Hawks a spark in the third quarter helping them to dig out of a big hole.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check out SB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Score: Ivan Johnson Sparks Atlanta To 70-68 Lead

The Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 13 point deficit to take a 70-68 lead into the fourth quarter after receiving a spark from an unlikely source.

With the Hawks intent on firing up jump shots to start the quarter, it looked like they were about to get blown out of their own building even without the services of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Looking for energy, Larry Drew went deep into the bench and sent Ivan Johnson into the game. Johnson scored just four points in the quarter but instantly brought some energy to the team as they slowly started to dig themselves out of the hole.

Willie Green leads the Hawks with 14 points while Joe Johnson and Josh Smith have 13 points each. Chris Bosh leads Miami with 20 points and eight rebounds.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check outSB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Score: Atlanta Turns In Uninspiring Half, Trail 54-49

The Atlanta Hawks could have just played their worst half of the young season and trail the Miami Heat 54-49 even with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in street clothes.

The Hawks came out with no energy and have struggled to wake up as they allowed the Heat to hit 48 percent of their shots and build a 22-19 rebounding advantage. Miami has pounded the paint while Atlanta has done its fair share of settling for jump shots.

The only bright spot for the Hawks came from Willie Green who came off the bench and hit all five of his shots for 14 points. Josh Smith scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds before heading to the bench with two fouls. He was later joined by Al Horford and Joe Johnson who both also picked up two personals and sat out the end of the half.

Chris Bosh leads Miami with 13 points and six rebounds. Rookie Norris Cole scored nine points off the bench while Udonis Haslem finished with eight.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check outSB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Score: Shorthanded Miami Leading Atlanta 22-19 After One

Perhaps the Atlanta Hawks were expecting the Miami Heat to lay down after finding out that both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James would miss tonight's game with injuries. That is clearly not the case as the Heat grabbed a 22-19 first quarter lead.

Atlanta looked a step slow and couldn't buy a shot on the offensive end finishing 6-17 in the quarter. Marvin Williams and Joe Johnson lead the team with five points each.

Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem lead the Heat with six points and Mario Chalmers has four. The Heat outworked the Hawks by going inside for 16 point in the paint while the Atlanta Hawks scored just two. Miami holds a 13-10 advantage on the boards including four offensive boards.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check out SB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Out Against Atlanta

When the 6-1 Miami Heat takes on the 4-2 Atlanta Hawks in Philips Arena Thursday night, they will be without both guard Dwyane Wade and forward LeBron James, two of the premier players in the NBA.

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Wade is averaging 18.8 points per game and James is averaging a league high 29.9 points per game. The Heat's only loss was to the Hawks in Miami on January 2 and their second loss may come to the same team since both James and Wade are out.

For updates on the game, check out Peninsula Is Mightier for Heat coverage and Peachtree Hoops for Hawks coverage

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Heat Vs. Hawks: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Both Battling Nagging Injuries

The Miami Heat will take on the Atlanta Hawks Thursday night at Philips Arena and two of their big three stars will be battling nagging injuries.

Dwyane Wade suffered a bruised foot in a win over Charlotte earlier this season and the injury forced him to miss Wednesday night's win over the Indiana Pacers. Wade's status for Thursday's game hasn't been determined.

"As much as I want to be out there, my team needs me to be Dwyane Wade and not somebody else on the floor, I know my feet are a big part of my game. I've got to get it taken care of."

LeBron James scored 33 points on Wednesday against Indiana but played through an ankle injury that he suffered in the third quarter. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said that the Heat would see how James felt on Thursday before commenting about his status for the game.

"We will have to see, he has sprained that same ankle every year, he says at least one time a year."

Expect James to take the court tonight at Philips Arena but Wade's situation could be a little more up in the air as tip off approaches. If Wade can't go, then James Jones is expected to get the start for the Heat.

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check out SB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Time, TV Info, Radio And More

The Atlanta Hawks handed the Miami Heat their first loss of the season and Thursday's rematch will be played out before a nationally-televised audience with Atlanta's only scheduled regular season appearance on TNT this season.

Atlanta defeated the Heat 100-92 on Monday behind a stingy defense that utilized a switch to a zone for large parts of the game. Atlanta got enough offense from Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson and Al Horford through the first three quarters and Tracy McGrady came up with a big fourth quarter to help close it out.

Miami bounced back in a big way Wednesday night rolling over the Indiana Pacers 118-83 to improve to 6-1 on the season.

Game date/time: Thursday, January 5, 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: TNT

Radio: 680 The Fan

For more on this game, Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops. Heat fans should take a look at Peninsula is Mightier. For more news and analysis on the NBA, check outSB Nation's NBA page.

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Heat Vs. Hawks: Atlanta Returns Home For Rematch Against Miami

The Atlanta Hawks return home to Philips Arena where they will begin a three-games in three-days stretch. First up, LeBron James and the Miami Heat

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