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Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks: Heat 36, Hawks 36; Hawks Can't Buy A Bucket For Almost Seven Minutes

The Atlanta Hawks go silent from the field for almost seven minutes and commit four second quarter turnovers. Not surprisingly, the Miami Heat surge back ahead and take a modest lead. But just like that Atlanta puts its starters back in the game and Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams put the ball into the net to tie it.

It's good to see Jeff Teague back in the game alongside Zaza "the Conquerer" Pachulia, even if he is throwing elbows Chris Bosh's way. We know and love Zaza for not being afraid to go up against anyone, even if they are part of Miami's elite three, two, one-and-a-half.

Lebron James was sitting on the bench for the first half of the second quarter.  Dwyane Wade is battling injuries and legal issues and is not with the team.  TNT is talking about how Wade is in Chitown testifying in his custody hearing, but should be back for the weekend as James Jones nails a three before Johnson answers with a three for Atlanta midway through the second.

Miami is 5-for-10 from behind the arc tonight, something the Hawks were prone to allowing the three-ball under coach Mike Woodson.  More inane questions on TNT about how Lebron will "adjust" with Wade running the show.  Ummm... Score early and often as teams have to pick their poison between doubling Wade, James or Bosh?  They are acting like this Miami team is actually going to struggle with most of the other teams in the league.

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