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Heat At Hawks Score: LeBron James Posts 19, Leads Miami To 62-46 Lead At Half

What happens when you don't bother to play much defense or grab many rebounds and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are in town? You enter the second half down by 16 points.

James has 19 points and Wade 17, including a ridiculous slashing reverse layup to end the half, posting the Miami Heat to a 62-46 lead at halftime at Philips Arena.

Bosh has 13 points for a Miami team that's shooting 63-percent (26-for-41) from the field.

You can tell that this game matters for a Miami team that's trying to lock down the No. 2 seed and home court advantage in the second round of the playoffs in the East.

The Hawks on the other hand? Some of them look like they're just biding their time until the playoffs start this weekend.

How bad is this effort right now?

Miami's "Big Three" of Wade, James and Bosh have outscored the entire Hawks team 49-46 in the first 24 minutes of the basketball game -- a game where the Heat are outrebounding the Hawks 23-13.

Josh Smith returned to action for this one and has just four points and five rebounds in 12:36 on the court. He sat for a good part of the second quarter after picking up his second foul.

Marvin Williams posted 11 points and Jamal Crawford has seven for Atlanta, which is shooting 44-percent (18-for-41) from the field.

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