Atlanta Hawks vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Results and Game Highlights
The Miami Heat are the proud owners of the NBA's longest winning streak this season. With a dominant 105-91 win over the Indiana Pacers, the Heat's streak is at 18 games and counting.
If the Atlanta Hawks want to stay out of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and avoid a first-round series with the Heat, they need to stop their two-game losing skid tonight.
Live updates after the break.
The Miami Heat dominated the Atlanta Hawks from the tip, on route to a 98 to 81 blowout, for their 19th-straight win.
In the first half, the Heat stayed in the lead by getting to the free-throw line a ridiculous 20 times—as compared to the Hawks' 14 trips the entire game.
Dwyane Wade led the way 23 points on 50 percent shooting, and he added six assists and five steals.
LeBron James had a rough shooting night, hitting just three of his 11 field goal attempts. Lucky for him though, the Hawks decided to bail him out, sending him to the line 12 times—ending the night with 15 points.
There weren't many things that went well for the Hawks, who committed 22 turnovers and 25 personal fouls.
Jeff Teague headed to the locker room with an apparent ankle injury and never returned, and Josh Smith left the game after 25 minutes of action and didn't return either.
The Hawks are falling fast in the Eastern Conference, and while it would take double-digit straight losses for the Hawks to miss the playoffs, they may be the proud owners of the eighth seed before they know it.
It's onto Philadelphia for the Heat, as they look to take their winning streak to a ridiculous 20 games.
Mike Miller, with his slicked-back hair looks rather "American Gangster" ... He may've been auditioning for the next movie in the Godfather series.
Heat 98, Hawks 81—end of the game
Joel Anthony is bringing his A game to this scrub time, with 6 points in his limited minutes. That's got to feel good for a starter last season who's been relegated to the bench.
Heat 98, Hawks 80—31.1 remaining in the 4th quarter
Air ball for John Jenkins ... makes up for it with a steal and a slam on the other end.
Heat 94, Hawks 80—2:20 remaining in the 4th quarter
The lead is down to 14 with the Heat's starters out ...
That's a lot of points, but the Heat may need to bring a starter back into the game.
Heat 92, Hawks 78—3:57 remaining in the 4th quarter
That right there is a great example of the vast difference between the 6th, 7th and 8th guy on the bench, and the 9th, 10th and 11th
The white flag has been thrown by both teams, the Heat's subs are in ... Mike Miller, Joel Anthony and Rashard Lewis seeing some serious court time.
Four quick points for the Hawks—if the scoring continues Spoelstra may need to bring Wade or LeBron back in.
Heat 92, Hawks 74—4:55 remaining in the 4th quarter
On a somewhat related NBA note ...
Howard tied his own NBA record for FTAs at 39 as ORL went to the Hack-a-Howard. Made 21 last time, 25 tonight (16/20 on intentional fouls).— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 13, 2013
The Hawks all of a sudden turning up the defensive pressure, getting open shots on the offensive end.
Not sure it's just the Heat not caring all of a sudden.
Heat 92, Hawks 70—6:35 remaining in the 4th quarter
I'd be shocked if LeBron James gets back into the game at this rate.
The Hawks might want to just throw the white flag in here ... It's not looking like much scoring is going to be happening for the Hawks.
Heat 89, Hawks 68—8:00 remaining in the 4th quarter
20-point lead for the Heatles. The Hawks look like an NBA D-League team right now ... Yuck, yuck and more yuck for the Hawks.
Heat 87, Hawks 67—9:17 remaining in the 4th quarter
Heat record crowd for a regular-season game at the AAA: 20,350.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 13, 2013
Hawks are just 5-of-17 from the three-point line ... Can't beat the Heat doing that.
Shockingly enough they are the NBA's third best three-point shooting team.
Heat 80, Hawks 65—11:20 remaining in the 4th quarter
LeBron has shot at least 50% in 19 of his last 20 games (which is insane). He's at 3-of-11 (27.2%) so far through three.— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) March 13, 2013
Just needs to be said: LeBron took about 5 steps after stealing that inbound pass ... I know he's a superstar, but you probably shouldn't let him take that many steps.
Heat 79, Hawks 63—20.4 remaining in the 3rd quarter
In-game poll. Is JaVale more JaVale, or is Smoove more Smoove?— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) March 13, 2013
Fouling Ivan Johnson is like fouling Dwight Howard, you're guaranteed at least one miss from the charity stripe.
Heat 74, Hawks 61—1:55 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Jeff Teague grimacing and limping to the locker room with a bad ankle, that certainly doesn't bode well for the Hawks' chances.
Heat 74, Hawks 60—2:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Hawks with 5 made three-balls, Mario Chalmers with 4.
Heat 70, Hawks 54—4:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Just like that, the Heat rattle off 7-straight points and go up by two touchdowns.
Hawks can't keep playing so lazy on offense and hope to walk out of South Beach with a win.
Heat 70, Hawks 56—4:31 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Heat with just 8 points in the 3rd quarter, that's what happens when you play good defense and don't let the Heat get to the line a bazillion times.
Heat 65, Hawks 56—5:10 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Josh Smith finally realizes what he should've done all game long ... Get.To.The.Line.
Heat 63, Hawks 56—5:51 remaining in the 3rd quarter
Not sure why the Heat fans are booing Josh Smith so hard, but hey, they're allowed to.
LeBron James—11 points on 2-of-9 shooting, and 7-of-10 shooting from the line.
Heat 63, Hawks 50—7:00 remaining in the 3rd quarter
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