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Heat Vs. Hawks Score Update: Miami Leads Atlanta By Five At Halftime

After 24 minutes of play at Philips Arena, the Miami Heat lead the Atlanta Hawks 54 to 49. Miami is looking avenge its only loss of the season, which came at home on Monday. With both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in street clothes on the bench, Chris Bosh led the way for Miami with 13 points, getting off an ample ten shots in the first half. On Monday, it was Atlanta switching into a zone on the defensive end which stymied Miami and led to a 15-3 run out of the gate in the fourth quarter. Bosh will be crucial on the interior and stretching the floor as an improved outside threat as well. He scored most of his points in transition and coming off of set screens on the offensive end.

Without James and Wade, Bosh and rookie sensation Norris Cole will need to continue to fill it up on the offensive end.

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