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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.