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Hawks Vs. Heat Score: Miami Closes Third With Run, Atlanta Trails 71-67 Entering Fourth

The Atlanta Hawks briefly held the lead in the third quarter before a late Miami run put the Heat back on top by a score of 71-67.

The Hawks have been able to stay in the game by slowing the pace of the game down and throwing a zone defense at Miami which cut down on their attempts at the rim. Jeff Teague had a big first half and has 15 points through three quarters. Joe Johnson leads the Hawks with 16 points and Al Horford has 14 points and four rebounds.

LeBron James has a game-high 22 points to lead the Heat. Chris Bosh has 13 points and Dwyane Wade has nine for Miami. Wade was held scoreless in the third quarter.

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