Hawks Vs. Heat: Miami Drops First Game Of Season As Atlanta Wins 100-92

Some hot shooting and a huge 33 point fourth quarter by the Atlanta Hawks resulted in Miami's first loss of the season.

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Hawks Vs. Heat: Miami Drops First Game Of Season As Atlanta Wins 100-92

The Miami Heat dropped their first game of the season on Monday night at American Airlines Arena, as the Atlanta Hawks pulled away in a huge fourth quarter for an eight point win. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 21 points, while Tracy McGrady stirred the echoes from his glory years in the fourth quarter and finished with 16 points off the bench.

LeBron James led Miami with 28 points but did less work down in the post against Atlanta. Dwyane Wade had a quiet night and was just four of 17 from the floor, finishing with 12 points. The cold shooting continued in the fourth quarter, as Atlanta jumped on Miami in the first five minutes of the final quarter to take a lead that they would not relinquish. Atlanta bested the Heat by 12 points in the final 12 minutes.

Looking to start a new winning streak, the Heat will now host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation Atlanta and SB Nation's Hawks blog, Peachtree Hoops. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Heat Vs. Hawks Score Update: Miami Leads Atlanta At Half, Looks To Remain Undefeated

After one half in Miami, the undefeated Miami Heat lead the Atlanta Hawks 50-47 at American Airlines Arena. The Heat are looking to improve to 6-0 in this first week of the season. LeBron James leads all scorers with 14 points on a smooth six of nine from the floor. Chris Bosh had 11 while Dwyane Wade chipped in with nine for Miami.

Rookie sensation Norris Cole came off the bench to help out with nine points. Cole has been a huge hit at AA Arena at this early stage of the season. The Hawks, however, stayed in the game on some hot shooting from the floor, as they were better than 50% from the floor in the first 24 minutes. The Heat can step up the defensive pressure in the second half to remain undefeated.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on Miami, visit SB Nation's Heat blog, Peninsula Is Mightier. For the perspective from the other side, visit SB Nation Atlanta and SB Nation's Hawks blog, Peachtree Hoops. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

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Heat Lead Hawks By Three At Halftime

LeBron James leads the Heat with 14 first half points, Dwyane Wade has nine points with eight assists and three steals, and rookie point guard Norris Cole added nine off the bench for Miami. For the Hawks, Jeff Teague leads three in double figures with 13.

Miami came out with guns blazing, racing to a 20-10 advantage before the Hawks closed the first on a 9-3 run.

The Heat opened another 10-point lead at 37-27, but the Hawks had enough in the tank to close to three with a Joe Johnson three pointer at the buzzer.

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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Miami Heat: Game 6 Preview

Miami looks to extend their franchise record five game season opening win streak against the Atlanta Hawks at the AAA tonight.

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