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NBA schedule 2012: Heat on road vs. Hawks, Grizzlies this weekend

The Miami Heat hit the road this weekend to take on the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies.

Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Heat hit the road for two games this weekend, facing the Atlanta Hawks on Friday and the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. The Heat are 4-1 on the season, but they were blown out in their lone road game, falling 104-84 to the New York Knicks.

Miami's balanced offensive attack has been key to their hot start. The Heat lead the NBA in scoring at 110.0 points per game, and have gotten nice contributions from their stars as well as role players. They will take their show to Philips Arena Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET to take on the Hawks, where Miami has won five in a row by an average of 14.8 points.

Atlanta has won its last two games after dropping the opener, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder and grabbing a thrilling victory over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night. The Hawks trailed the Pacers by 14 in the fourth quarter before Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague saved the day.

On Sunday, the Heat visit Memphis to face the 3-1 Grizzlies at 6:00 p.m. ET. Memphis' offense, like Miami's, has gotten off to a strong start, ranking fifth in the NBA in points per game at 101.8.

Elsewhere around the Southeast Division on Friday, Orlando hosts Brooklyn, Washington welcomes Milwaukee and Charlotte visits New Orleans. The Wizards and Bobcats also have games on Saturday, while the Magic and Nets play again on Sunday.

Out in the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz visit the Denver Nuggets on ESPN Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET. The Los Angeles Lakers have two games this weekend as they try to get on track after a rough start.

For the full NBA slate, check out SI.com.

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