March 7, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) block the shot of Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich (6) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Heat Hold On To Beat Hawks, Don't Make A Single Three-Point Shot

The Miami Heat rallied back from being down at halftime to beat the Atlanta Hawks, while not hitting a single three pointer all night.

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Hawks Vs. Heat Final Score: Miami Rallies Back To Win 89-86

The Miami Heat foiled an early lead over the Atlanta Hawks, which allowed the Hawks to take a small lead into halftime. The Hawks held the lead for much of the second half, but thanks to the scoring of LeBron James and a big second half by Dwyane Wade, the Heat were able to rally back to take the lead and hold on to win 89-86. James ended the night with 31 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.

After a strong second half, Waded ended up with 18 points but didn't take a single three-point shot all night. Not only did Wade not make a three-point shot, but on the evening the Heat didn't make a single three-point shot, going zero for ten on the night. For the Hawks, Josh Smith finished up with 23 points while Jeff Teague finished up with 16 points in the loss.

For more on the Miami Heat, visit SB Nation's Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Atlanta Hawks, visit SB Nation's Hawks blog Peach Tree Hoops or SB Nation Atlanta.

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Hawks Vs. Heat Score Update: Atlanta Holds 45-43 Lead At Halftime

The Miami Heat rebounded from a two-game losing streak with a win Tuesday night against the New Jersey Nets, but have found themselves trailing the Atlanta Hawks 45-43 at halftime. LeBron James leads the Heat so far in points with 15 points at halftime and 7 rebounds. Outside of James, the next highest scorer for the Heat is center Joel Anthony with six points. One reason the Heat have fallen behind is they haven't hit a single shot from the three-point line.

For the Hawks, Josh Smith leads the way with 14 points and 4 rebounds. Point guard Jeff Teague has also picked up eight points on the night while the Hawks rallied to take a halftime lead and try to push their three-game winning streak to four games.

For more on the Miami Heat, visit SB Nation's Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier. For more on the Atlanta Hawks, visit SB Nation's Hawks blog Peach Tree Hoops.

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Atlanta Hawks Visit Miami Heat: Roster Report And Starting Lineup

Miami Heat:

Injuries:

Dwyane Wade hurt his right ankle in the second quarter of last night's Heat victory over the New Jersey Nets, but said he could have returned to action, and is expected to play tonight.

Starting Lineup:

Point guard – Mario Chalmers (10.9, 2.6, 3.5, 1.4, 0.1)

Shooting guard – Dwyane Wade (22.5, 4.2, 4.8, 1.7, 1.3)

Small forward – LeBron James (27.6, 8.4, 6.8, 1.8, 0.8)

Power forward – Chris Bosh (18.5, 8.1, 1.9, 0.9, 0.8)

Center – Joel Anthony (3.2, 4.3, 0.1, 0.5, 1.2)

Key off the bench:

Norris Cole has averaged 21 minutes per game, scoring eight points with three assists per night.

Atlanta Hawks:

Injuries:

Al Horford will miss the rest of the season with a torn left pectoral muscle. Jason Collins is out with a sprained elbow with no timetable for his return. Joe Johnson has missed five of the last six games with tendinitis of the left knee.

Starting Lineup:

  • Point guard - Jeff Teague (12.3, 2.1, 4.3, 1.7, 0.4)

  • Shooting guard - Joe Johnson (17.6, 3.5, 3.7, 0.7, 0.2)

  • Small forward - Marvin Williams (9.2, 5.4, 1.1, 0.7, 0.3)

  • Power forward - Josh Smith (16.9, 9.9, 3.6, 1.4, 2.1)

  • Center - Zaza Pachulia (7.2, 6.9, 1.3, 0.8, 0.5)

    Key off the bench:

    Kirk Hinrich scores five points with three assists in 20 minutes per game off the bench for the Hawks.

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Atlanta Hawks Visit Miami Heat: Facts And Figures

Season Series: Miami, 2-1
All-Time Series: Miami, 50-40
Gametime: 7:30 ET

Common Thread:
Jerry Stackhouse scored a total of 12 points with seven rebounds and three assists last year for Miami over seven games.

Heat Milestones:

Five steals will move LeBron James past Jason Williams into 20th, with 195.

Four assists for Mario Chalmers will move him into the Heat’s all-time top 10, passing Steve Smith with 961.

Chris Bosh needs 10 free throws to pass Jamal Mashburn into 17th with 534.

Dwyane Wade needs one free throw to eclipse 4,000 in his career.

With his next three pointer, James Jones will pass James Posey into 13th all-time with 215.

Hawks Milestones:

Zaza Pachulia pulls into a tie for 16th on the All-time list with Alan Henderson with 485 games played.

With eight free throws, Josh Smith passes Kevin Willis into 12th on the All-time list with 1,788.

Marvin Williams will pass Lou Hudson into 18th, with three steals, giving him 365.

Team Leaders:

Heat:
PPG:
LeBron James – 27.6
Dwyane Wade – 22.5
Chris Bosh – 18.5

RPG:
LeBron James – 8.4
Chris Bosh – 8.1
Udonis Haslem – 7.9

APG:
LeBron James – 6.8
Dwyane Wade – 4.8
Mario Chalmers – 3.5

SPG:
LeBron James – 1.8
Dwyane Wade – 1.7
Mario Chalmers – 1.4

BPG:
Dwyane Wade – 1.3
Joel Anthony – 1.2

Hawks:
PPG:
Joe Johnson – 17.6
Josh Smith – 16.9
Jeff Teague – 12.3

RPG:
Josh Smith – 9.9
Zaza Pachulia – 6.9
Marvin Williams – 5.4

APG:
Jeff Teague – 4.3
Joe Johnson – 3.7
Josh Smith – 3.6

SPG:
Jeff Teague – 1.7
Josh Smith – 1.4
Zaza Pachulia – 0.8

BPG:
Josh Smith – 2.1
Zaza Pachulia – 0.5

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Atlanta Hawks Visit Miami Heat: Game 39 Preview

The Hawks roll into Miami tonight as Atlanta tries to tie up the season series and extend their three game winning streak. The Heat look to keep pace with the Bulls for first in the Conference.

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