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
Radio: 680 The Fan