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Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 28, Heat 25 through one; Joe Johnson trying to show he matters, too

The Atlanta Hawks used a 13-6 run to open up a seven point lead on the Miami Heat before the Bron Brons Miami cut the deficit to three to close out the first quarter.  Joe Johnson had the scoring lead for a while, posting 10 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field, but ceded it to Lebron James by the end of the quarter.

James played all 12 minutes of the first, posted two treys added a field goal and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line in the quarter.  The same can't be said for Josh Smith, who has five points for Atlanta, but has had his typical free throw issues.  He's just 1-for-3 from the field.

The TNT announcers were trying to knock the Heat for being too small during the first quarter.  Give me a break, that's like picking on your supermodel girlfriend for being five pounds too skinny.  She's gorgeous either way and Miami is going to be a good team no matter what.

The TV telecast also panned over to Pat Riley in the first quarter.  Is it me, or does he look a little bit old and not as slick as he used to?  But not to worry, Cleveland Miami transplants in Atlanta, you still have plenty of glamor with mini-Pat on dressed in a nice suit, tan as ever on the bench.  It's good to see that Erik Spolestra's perma-tan is still glowing.  He and the Jersey Shore's Snooki have quite a bit in common.  I wonder what he thinks of "President Obama's tan tax."

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.