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The Hawks and Heat are tied for first place in the Southeast division after Atlanta wiped the floor with the Bobcats on Thursday.
Devin Harris scored 20 points to lead the Hawks, who handed Charlotte its 10th consecutive loss. Five other Atlanta players reached double figures in scoring, including Josh Smith, who put up 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
Elsewhere in the division, the Orlando Magic notched a 99-85 victory over the surging Golden State Warriors. It was Golden State's second loss in its last 10 games, both of which have come at the hands of the Magic. J.J. Redick and E'Twaun Moore combined to score 31 points off the bench while converting 7-of-12 three-point shots.
The last-place Washington Wizards were in action on Friday, as well. They fell, 102-96, to the Los Angeles Lakers, who entered the game on a four-game losing streak. Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 30 points, while Wizards forward Cartier Martin led his team with 21.